30 Days of Biking is exactly that: a commitment to bike all 30 days of April. It’s been “a thing” for some time now, and you can read about it here: https://30daysofbiking.com/
Frankly, for a Minnesotan, this is a silly commitment, given the variabilities of our weather. The last time I partook of 30 Days of Biking, I rode more than one day in slush or rain or snow. (I have a great photograph somewhere of Julie Dean, who was also participating, with snow everywhere!) On more than one occasion, out of stubbornness and the commitment, I literally rode just around my block. There were sun-filled days, too, when taking to the road was positively lyrical (but let’s be honest; those days are more likely to occur in June). It’s a great way to start the Minnesota cycling season (for those of us who don’t cycle year-round), and it’s just absurd enough to pique my interest.
So I am doing it😊 I encourage you to participate, too.
We will do two group rides (both family-friendly) to commemorate 30 Days of Biking (and you do NOT have to be participating in 30 Days to join in these rides). In the spirit of Jewish détente, one ride will start in St. Paul, and the other ride will start in Minneapolis. No need to RSVP: just show up and ride.
Sunday, 1 May
1:00 – 2:30 PM
Temple Israel Parking Lot (NW corner, 2323 Fremont Avenue South, Minneapolis)
Distance: 12-15 miles (with plenty of places to turn and shorten the ride)
Pace: 10-11 mph