As many of you know, World Bicycle Relief is one of the NGOs that is aligned with many aspects of my PhD bicycle research. Next week is April. That means a full month of extra happy riding! Why? Well, it’s 30 Days of Biking time of course! So get motivated and get amongst it! Now is the time to register! Have fun! Ride bikes! Do good!
What is the aim of 30 Days of Biking?
The goal is simple: Ride your bike every day in April, share your adventures online, and help your community provide life-changing bicycles to students in rural Africa!
What is the 30 Days of Biking?
From the WBR website, the most important info to know is, you…
- Pledge to ride your bike every day in April
- Join riders from all over the world and make it more meaningful by fundraising for WBR
- Share your adventures on social media using #30DaysofBiking
30 Days of Biking began in 2010, in Minnesota, USA. Today, it boasts thousands of pledged riders in dozens of cities around the world. #30DaysofBiking also encourages you to join or lead your own rides during April. It’s free to everyone, everywhere.
Whether you ride for exercise, environmental advocacy, socializing or for fun, you can make an impact.
There is no distance too short and no donation too small – keep riding and don’t give up!
Last year, the 30 Days of Biking community collected over 7,000 pledges and raised over $15,000. The aim this year if to unite as a global community and reach 10,000 pledges and raise over USD$30,000 for life-changing Buffalo Bicycles in rural Africa!
You can see a list of who pledges (as long as they are public) here. At the time of this post, the total number of pledges to date is:
HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED
- Pledge by visiting 30DaysofBiking
- Start your #30DaysOfBiking fundraiser to share your joy of riding with students in rural Africa!
- Share your 30 Days of Biking journey on social media using #PowerofBicycles and #30DaysofBiking
- Follow this global movement via Joyful Riders Worldwide Facebook page.
Further questions and inquiries? Email: Mary Beth Johnson at email@example.com.
Image: Instagram #30daysofbiking
What kind of events can you do for 30 days of Biking?
Anything you want!
Limited only by your imagination!
You can host a regular weekly bike ride, a movie night, a family ride, a tiny bicycle shop concert (my personal favourite!) – or any other manner of social events that involve riding.
What a great way to build community and do some good!
If you already ride a lot and are keen to give it a go – now is the time to register!
To whet your motivation, here are some fun ways other US cyclists are kicking off the challenge (click here to see more events). Good luck with yours!
All images: World Bicycle Relief 2018