It is hard to believe that we are in the last week of April and May is knocking on our door. I don’t know about you, but other than #30daysofbiking I haven’t done much in off-season pedaling to be ready for the long miles this season. In order to stir up some internal motivation, here are some tips to jump start your spring cycling.
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Today marks the 6th day of biking for the 30 Days of Biking. I hope everyone is sticking to their pledge as best as possible!
Unfortunately, I haven’t done any epic rides during these first 6 days but my butt has sat on the saddle and my feet have pedaled some distance each day thus far. For everyone that is struggling to find the time to hit their bike rides I give you my guide to slacking your way through the next 24 days!
Start with small distances
Are you riding around the block? Down a hallway at work? Great, you’re getting on the bike and that is ALL that matters for 30 Days of Biking.
Earlier is better
Pedal your bike around the block as early as possible and then forget about your pledge until tomorrow
Make it achievable
Determine a daily task or distance that you normally walk that can be achieved by bike (mine is checking the mailbox). Make this task your fail-safe if you had absolutely no opportunity to ride your bike that day. Simply jump on the bike and check the mail, or ride down to the stop sign and back before you head to bed.
Hang a carrot out in front of those handlebars, I personally enjoy riding for ice cream!
Don’t over commit
This isn’t meant to be an epic undertaking of riding 1,000 miles a month. In fact, I think I have ridden <20 miles in the first 6 days of this pledge.You don’t have to bite off more than you can chew. Do what you can with what you can. As long as you are getting on your bike, in any fashion, you are doing better than most!
This is meant to be fun, to kick the dust off the tires. Enjoy it and don’t stress!
Day 1 for 30 Days of Biking is in the books, kicking it off in style by replacing the car commute with a bike ride to bus ride. How was your first day?
This is part of a month long series that follows along my journey of completing a pledge of riding 30 days straight in April with 30DaysofBiking.com
Tomorrow kicks off 30 Days of Biking and I want to make sure we are all 100% ready. Hopefully, you realize that this doesn’t need to be epic adventures everyday and I’m taking the first week in stride, planning basic trips, to get back in the swing of daily riding!
It’s the night before your the first day in the challenge so let’s run through everything I did to make sure that I’m ready to tackle this!
My Bike is Ready
- Tires pumped
- Chain lubed
- Lights charged
- Lock & Key
For My Commute
- Bag is packed
- Lunch is made
- Bus pass in jacket pocket
- Helmet and gloves on bike
For the Month
- Easy rides listed for everyday
- Friends enrolled in encouragement and ice cream socials