30 Days of Biking in April

20140427-201725.jpgFells Point neighborhood, Baltimore, Maryland

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:

20140427-202046.jpgDay 13, a group ride with my daughter and some friends from Ypsilanti, Michigan to Ann Arbor and back.

20140427-202132.jpgOn the way back to Ypsi we ran past an Eastern Michigan University baseball game and decided to stop in for a few innings.

20140427-202156.jpgOn 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.

20140427-202215.jpgThere are sections of the Hulton Bridge where you can see through the sidewalk to the river far below.

20140427-202339.jpgOn 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

20140427-202427.jpgGaylord, Michigan has plenty of souvenir shops and restaurants, I guess. I skip those and head to the trail!

20140427-202448.jpgOf course I’ve made several trips to Baltimore this month. The Inner Harbor is a short bike ride from the T/A Travel Center on O’Donnell Ave. off of I-95.

House of cards houseOn 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.
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20140427-202617.jpgFort McHenry National Park

20140427-202704.jpgOn 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

20140427-202714.jpgBedford, Pennsylvania

20140427-202749.jpgDetroit’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.

20140427-202805.jpgDEEETROIT!

20140427-202818.jpgMy daughter and I, getting ready for our first Critical mass.

20140427-202836.jpgDetroit River Marina, near Milliken State Park

20140427-202930.jpgDay 26, on the Southern Links Trailway, Columbiaville, Michigan

20140427-202944.jpgDay 27, a group ride with friends from Milford, Michigan to Kensington Metroparks and back.

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.

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About kevinmckague

I left my former dead-end job in 2006 in order to become a truck driver. I wanted a career that was recession-proof, and that offered more opportunity for adventure. Now I travel the country with my bike in the passenger seat, and look for new places to visit whenever the opportunity presents itself.
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