30 Days of Biking (30DOB) in April. An event begun in 2010 by a group of enthusiasts in Minneapolis, 30 Days of Biking is a pledge to ride your bike every day in April — any distance, any destination — and share your adventures online. People from all over the world have signed up and, as of 10:00 p.m. Central time this evening, 7,441 people have pledged to ride. For every 30 pledges, the group is working to donate one bike to Free Bikes 4 Kidz.
Last year, riding every day in April turned out to be a challenge because of the weather--a number of stormy days with a deluge of snow. So far, if this March is any indication, the weather has been more spring-like and there is virtually no snow on the ground, even though many of the lakes still have ice on them.
Today's ride began in Cable, with a group that meets every Wednesday throughout the year to either ski, hike or ride together. Eleven of us rode a loop out of Cable while a few others did a hike. Afterward, we all met for lunch at the Brick House Cafe.
This year, I've spread the word and a number of others in the Hayward/Cable area as well as some friends in other parts of the country (like Fargo, ND) have pledged to ride.