August 27th, 2010 | Published in general
Unitebike 2010 is on! It’s a celebration of cycling and this year it’s going global, with photo sites planned around the world. I was happy to have a small part in building the website this time around, and looking forward to October 3rd.
Also, 30 Days of Biking is back for the early fall edition, looking to double numbers from this spring. Sign up at the website and track your days on twitter by using the #30daysofbiking tag.
Here’s the thing about September in Minnesota, people: this is by far the best time of year to ride a bike. Never mind the gritty bragging rights of winter cycling, the enthusiasm of the first rides of spring, the underwear rides of summer; September is where it’s at. The days are cooling off, so you can ride in short sleeves or long sleeves and not leave an unbroken trail of sweat behind. You can watch the leaves changing and the squirrels getting fat, make campfires and ride the quiet, dark streets at night. Trail riding is wonderful because the mud has dried up and the weeds are dying back and the cooler air is telling you to take another lap.
Go ride, get out before we all start complaining about the snow.