I’ve written enough times on the power of bike challenges and other forms of commitment to new habits that for this year’s #30DaysOfBiking “yes you should give it a try” post I’m just going to link to them and say go pledge #30DaysOfBiking here.
Seriously. Because even if you don’t ride your bike every single day in April, I bet you’ll ride it more often than you would have without that commitment.
Thoughts on Habits (and Bike Challenges)
- Why 30 Days of Biking? (Or More)
- 30 Days of Biking, Day 22: Habits
- 5 Behavior and Culture Hacks to Get People to Ride Bikes and Walk
- An Easy New Year’s Resolution: Write It Down
- It Is Always Better to Ride than Not to Ride
- Challenges: Bike Challenges to Try in 2019
- #BikeIt: What’s on Your List?
- Keep that Streak Going: #30DaysOf Something that Matters to You
- Keeping Another Streak Going: #30DaysOfYoga
- Surgeon General Warning: Bicycling Can Be Habit-Forming
My Track Record So Far
- 2018: Did it again!
- 2017: Yes! A comeback after the Great Broken Elbow/Frozen Shoulder Yuck of 2016
- 2016: Didn’t even try. Too busy with implementation of the merger of Washington Bikes with Cascade Bicycle Club.
- 2015: Yes! I blogged at the beginning and then tweeted my rides along the way — there’s that public accountability.
- 2014: Yes! I committed to writing a blog post every day with a word that captured something about that day’s riding. This had the added benefit of increasing my mindfulness and I got it done.
- 2013: Yes! This was the first spring after moving to Seattle so it also represented a chance to explore. The very last day of the month we biked to dinner with my beloved brother Don and my bonus sister Lisa (his wife).
- 2012: Made a run at it but a death in the family meant I didn’t ride every day.
- 2011: Two attempts the first year I discovered this challenge — didn’t get there in April (life does come at you fast sometimes) but did in September (again with the blogging every day bit, which seems to work for me).