Today we’ve kicked off week two of the ‘Winter B-icicle Challenge’ and Em and I are super delighted to see over 200 bikers from around the world have signed up. It’s amazing to think it was just two weeks ago I read Em’s blog and saw that she had set a personal winter biking challenge for herself in an effort to commit to a green lifestyle – all year round. And later that evening I met up with her in a Beijing bar and said, “Em, you have to go big with this.”
As luck would have it Emily agreed, and within a few days we had a name (Lane Change), a site up (the one you’re reading) and thanks to the contributions of one talented bike-lovin’ graphic designer, we also had some fantastic graphics for our challenge. As for the rest, we would have to wait and see.
Safe to say it’s been amazing to see that in the last week we’ve seen our challenge spread through blogs, twitter, and mainly through facebook to all parts of the globe. Challengers hailing from London, Miami, Seattle, Boston, Syracuse, Calgary, Alaska, The Hague, Gloucestershire, Shanghai, Beijing and other cities have been sending in photos and comments.
I don’t know about you guys, but there’s something really cool – actually make that really warming – knowing every time I stick on my beanie and gloves, hop on my bike and push off, you guys are out there doing the same. That there’s 200 of us (and growing) who every morning choose to take our bike and make earth-friendly tracks all through the snow.
And just remember, every ride you make, and every day you make it – you are a biking advert for a better, cleaner, more beautiful future. Ride on!
Image: Photos sent in from challengers via. the ‘Winter B-icicle Challenge’ Facebook page. Click to enlarge.