Kick off Your Weight Loss Plan with 30 Days of Biking

No fancy bike needed for 30 Days of Biking

Enjoy the warm weather and get your spring weight loss plan off to a strong start with 30 Days of Biking.  Sound intimidating?  It’s not.

What is 30 Days of Biking?
30 Days of Biking is a local Twin Cities program designed to promote biking.  To participate you simply make a pledge to ride somewhere every day for 30 days, then share your adventures online.  You can ride around the block, you can ride your bike to work, you can ride up and down your driveway.  It doesn’t matter.  Just get on your bike and ride.

The program began in 2010 and has been gaining popularity ever since.  The goal this year is to get as many participants during the month of April as possible.  Last year, over 2000 locals took part.  Do you have to be an expert?  Absolutely not.  Founders Patrick Stephenson and Zachariah Schaap explain.

“30 Days of Biking is not elitist. It is not a political statement. We don’t want you to worry about whether you have the right bike, or whether your butt looks good in spandex. We just want you out there, pedaling alongside our community…”

Brush up On Your Bike Skills
If you haven’t been on your bike in a while, listen to these North Memorial Health eAudio page to brush up on bike safety tips.  Injury Prevention Specialist Allison Pence gives helpful advice.

Share Your Experience with Us!
Once you start riding, share your experiences with #30daysofbiking and with @NMWeightLoss on Twitter.  Then, visit our Facebook page and share pictures of you on your bike or let us know your favorite place to visit on two wheels.
Stay tuned for the new North Memorial Healthy Weight Loss website coming soon.
Photo source: gleangenie/Morguefile

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