It is Friday and Fridays are for fun. I have long had the opinion that riding a bike in St. Paul is a lot more fun in May than it is in April. Just because someone in Minnesota decided that the month of April should be “30 days of biking” doesn’t make April bikable. I have had my bike out a couple of times. I just don’t bike on the days when it is snowing, raining or really cold or against 20 to 40 mile an hour winds.
There are 2 or 3 days at the end of April the that are great for biking if we have an early spring. At the beginning of April, it is still winter and we get an average of 2.5 inches of snow in April but we have gotten a lot more than that some years. There are at least six months when outdoor cycling is more fun than it is in April. The snowstorm that started on Wednesday closed the schools yesterday got most of the bikes off the road.
I started my own tradition because I am not at all afraid to go against the rules of the biking establishment. I will celebrate the beautiful month of May with 31 days of biking.
During the month of May, I will post lame pictures of my bike on Instagram in random locations around St. Paul and use the tag #31dMN each day during the month of May. If you are passionate about spring and about biking feel free to join me and use my hashtag. 🙂