Team #LovingtheBike does #30daysofbiking 2013


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It’s time once again for #30daysofbiking, and 30 days of good times on your bike.  About the only thing better than spending April riding your bike all 30 days, is being a part of Team #LovingtheBike and all the goodness that comes along with it.

For the past two years we’ve taken part in this challenge as a team by creating our own points system and prizes that are separate from the basic #30daysofbiking experience.

If you were part of Team #LovingtheBike two years ago, you’ll remember how we were crowned #30daysofbiking champions by the guys at Bicycle Radio.  Last year’s Team #LovingtheBike competed within our own participants, and it was Julie Starling who came out on top.

Never heard of #30daysofbiking?  Well, my buddies Patrick Stephenson and Zachariah Schaap created something so incredible when they kicked off #3odays in 2010 and I’ve been a part of it since the whole thing began.  It really has grown in to something incredible and taking part in some friendly competition with Team #LovingtheBike has made it even better.  This year I’ve been asked by the #30daysofbiking guys to be one of their PR dudes and am proud to spread the word and get people involved.  Find out more about the challenge at

It’s not necessary to be a part of a team for #30daysofbiking, and the whole purpose of this event is to get people on their bikes and promote cycling….but if you want to add another dimension, we’d love to have you take part in this with Team #LovingtheBike.  The “extra dimension” is that we’ve added our own little point system which adds to the fact you’ll be riding your bike for 30 days in a row….and it allows us to determine who obtains the most points and wins prizes.  More details below.

Registration for #30daysofbiking just opened today, so it’s time to sign up.

Join the Team:

Co-captains for this year’s Team #LovingtheBike are myself@PedalmanTO, and @steviedexter…and we’d love to have you as a part of the fun.

Here’s what you need to do in order to get yourself onto Team #LovingtheBike for #30daysofbiking:

  1. Register for #30daysofbiking by going to
  2. In the “REASON(S) FOR PARTICIPATING” or “WHY I RIDE” section of the sign up form, put down that you’re riding for Team #LovingtheBike.
  3. E-mail [email protected] to let us know you’ve joined the team and include your name, e-mail, and twitter handle.
  4. Tell your friends to join our team….tweet it out and spread the word.  ”I’m on Team #LovingtheBike for #30daysofbiking:”.
  5. You’ll need to register and e-mail us about it by March 28th to officially be part of Team #LovingtheBike and get in on the winning.


#LovingtheBike does #30daysofbikingLast year we gave out a nice prize pack to the team member who racked up the most points and we’re doing the same thing this year.  We’ll have some prizes for the runner’s up as well.  The prizes are great, but from the responses of last year’s teammates the most rewarding part of all this was the fun and good times we all had together during the event.  Thanks to Clif Bar and The Sufferfest for supporting our team with prizes again this year.

Point System:

Each of the 30 days you’ll have the opportunity to gain a maximum of 5 points.

  • 2 points: Ride your bike on a given day.  You’re in the Saddle, you’re pedaling.
  • 1 point: Trip Reduction…..Meaning you went somewhere on the bike that you would normally do by car. i.e. Rode to work, the store, etc.
  • 1 point: Post Picture of your ride to the wall of (if you’re not on Facebook, e-mail them to [email protected] and we’ll post them for you).
  • 1 point: Most “LIKE”s of picture per day.  Only one picture post per person, per day.
Maximum Points for the month: 150
We’ll give you more details on how this all works and what you need to report each day once you become part of the team.

Final Word:

It’s very important to make sure throughout the month that the “30 days of biking” message is the main focus.  Loving the Bike has chosen to implement the “30-days of biking” challenge to motivate, excite, and challenge its readers.  We encourage other groups, org’s, clubs, shops, manufactures to take the challenge themselves and see how they do.  The ONLY winners here are those who accept the #30daysofbiking challenge and give it their best.  Fun between groups is welcomed and even encouraged.  Our scoring system can be used by other “teams” as a standard to compare results.  All that matters is having fun, challenging yourself….and riding your bikes.

Let’s do this, Team #LovingtheBike.

Enjoy Your Ride

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6 Responses to “ Team #LovingtheBike does #30daysofbiking 2013 ”

  1. h4x354x0r on March 12, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Sweet! Thanks for sharing. I’m going to try to get a local (Columbia MO US) team together for this, but if that doesn’t work I’ll be joining Team #lovingthebike. Wait… can I be on 2 teams?

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike on March 12, 2013 at 2:03 pm

      You sure can…..if you want to be on Team #LovingtheBike, just send us your details.

  2. Shawn McAfee on March 5, 2013 at 10:11 am

    Signed up and looking forward to this! Super pumped to be part of team #LovingtheBike.

  3. Mark Beaconsfield on March 1, 2013 at 10:40 am

    I’m in again. Love seeing the pics from everybodys rides. Lets go team #Lovingthebike

  4. Dale Culp on March 1, 2013 at 10:25 am

    I just made the pledge to ride for Team #LovingtheBike for #30DaysofBiking. Can’t wait for April!

  5. Riaan Coetzee on March 1, 2013 at 8:24 am

    Innit again!


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