All this month I have been participating in the 30 Days of Biking pledge, along with thousands of other cyclists around the world. As of today, I have ridden a total of 268 miles, in five states and I’m on pace to ride 300 miles by month’s end.
Here are some of this month’s highlights:
On day 14, I took a break from the Pennsylvania turnpike to ride to the Allegheny River north of Pittsburgh. I parked the truck at the travel plaza near mile 48, and rode right out the back service drive and down to the river.
On day 17 I was sent on a load picking up in Gaylord, Michigan, near the top of Michigan’s lower penninsula. Truck parking is available off of I-75 at exit 279. I visited the Gaylord to Mackinac City Rail-Trail, but it was still too snowy to ride far. Click here for directions
On day 3 I rode to some of the sites used to stand-in for Washington D.C. locations in the filming of “House of Cards”. You might recognize this home as the Underwood residence. SPOILER ALERT: The Underwoods won’t be spending too much time here in season 3. They’re moving to a bigger home with a different color. Click here to see how I got there.
On day 23 I parked at the Midway Travel Plaza on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, biked out the back service drive and visited a small portion of the area surrounding Bedford, Pennsylvania. Click here for a map
Detroit’s Critical Mass bike ride takes place on the last Friday of every month, rain, shine or snow storm. On day 25 my daughter and I rode our first, along with several hundred other cyclists. We rode approximately 20 miles around various Detroit neighborhoods, along the Riverfront Trail, and to Belle Isle.
The 30 Days of Biking pledge has been a great way to start the cycling season. I very well might continue the daily rides to see how many consecutive days I can keep the streak going! Follow me on Instagram or Map My Ride to follow my daily adventures, and come back here for more updates! Check the #30DaysOfBiking hashtag on both Twitter and Instagram to see what other cyclists around the world are doing.