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2019: My Year of Biking

I started 2019 with what seemed a relatively simple goal: to ride my bike every day in January. I succeeded with that, and then kept going. I rode through February, March, and April, before finally deciding to keep it up as long as I could. I kept a log of my adventures on Twitter, and now 365 days and 2,834 miles later, we can take a look back on the year through my experiences in the saddle. Lets recall nice things such as:

And that was just by the end of May!

 

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However, a year of tracking my travels by bike also left many days reflecting how I was lucky to be alive or needing to show up to demand safer streets or sharing my feelings in regard to the climate crisis and how a better experience is possible.

All things considered, I continue to be amazed by the simple joys that come from riding bikes, whether alone or with others; or the freedom to set off with no plans or destinations and just wanting to keep riding.

 

Fred Kreider

About Fred Kreider

Fred is a car-free, smartphone-free Millennial who lives in a 120-year-old NOAH duplex in Downtown Longfellow. A connoisseur of the built environment, they find it unacceptable for transportation to be deadly and believe housing is a right, not an investment. A member of the Streets.MN Climate Committee.