*Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of goodnessknows. All thoughts and opinions, as always, are my own.
Earlier this week I mentioned that May is National Fitness Month. Did you know that May is also Bike Month? As part of Bike Month, I attended an afternoon bike ride yesterday with goodnessknows snack squares and PUBLIC Bikes in Santa Monica.
The ride was led by celebrity Whitney Eve Port. I love biking, but haven’t been doing it much lately. I used to bike a lot when I was training for triathlons and I really need to get back on the bike since I am doing the Redondo Beach Triathlon in June. Coming out to the bike ride yesterday was a great first step! The event was BYOB (Bring Your Own Bike) so I rented a bike from the local Santa Monica Bike Center and pedaled on over to the infamous Santa Monica Pier where I met up with everyone for the ride.
My friend Christine is a Santa Monica local and she joined us for the ride as well. I snapped this shot of us riding along the boardwalk in our bike group.
We snacked on some goodnessknows snack squares (my favorite was the apple, almond & peanut, dark chocolate) and chatted with some fellow bloggers such as Deanna from The Live Fit Girls and Rachel from Rachel Roams. I loved how the goodnessknows snack squares were divided into perfectly portioned squares.
At the end of the night they announced the winner of the PUBLIC Bike. It was ME! I was so shocked and excited! All night I kept thinking about how amazing it would be to win a bike. As my friend Xenia says, “Put it in the universe.” Well, I put it in the universe that I wanted this bike and I won it. I am so stoked! I recently rented office space near my house so I’m thinking about starting to bike to my office in it. Or maybe getting a baby seat for it and taking Baby Awesome for rides along the bike path. Summer is coming and this is perfect timing to get out on a bike and spend some more times outdoors.
Thank you to the folks at goodnessknows snack squares for hosting such a fun event. I can’t wait to keep you all posted on the adventures of my new bike here on Fit & Awesome.
What about you? Do you bike? What kind of bike do you have? What do you think I should do with my new sweet bike? Post in the comments and let me know!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of goodnessknows. The opinions and text are all mine.
Kim Henrichs says
We have great rail trails here that have been built for bikers and hikers. Love it!
Chris - What I Run Into says
Yessss!!!!! Congrats on the bike!! It couldn’t have gone to anyone more deserving! Can’t wait to see you and Baby Awesome on it!
Erica Gorman says
I didn’t even know about it being National Bike Month and that makes it even more cool that the boy I run for WON a buddy bike just this month!
I would love a bike. I’ve been thinking about getting one for a few years now!
You should do it. They are great cross training for running, too!
Janelle @ Run With No Regrets says
That is an awesome bike, it must have been so exciting to win! I have a really beat up old bike that I rarely ride…I’ve really been thinking about getting an upgrade!
Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner says
yes I love biking! It is great cross training. How cool that you won the bike 🙂 Enjoy
I love to bike. But unfortunately our season here in the Midwest is kind of short. Your pix of Santa Monica makes me want to move there…
Chrissy @ Snacking in Sneakers says
What an amazing prize to win!! I’m a pretty lucky person when it comes to giveaways and I really think it’s like you said – just putting it out there into the universe 🙂 I’m currently cycling and training for a 36 mile ride as part of the Farm to Fork Fondo.
Nicole @ Fitful Focus says
How awesome that you won! Congrats! That bike looks awesome! I bike to work in the warmer months, which are coming soon!
Cynthia @ You Signed Up For WHAT?! says
Looks great!!! I love to bike and only have a tri bike right now. I have an old road bike that someone was borrowing, so I need to get that back for casual riding. Enjoy!!!
My biking consists of riding around the campgrounds but I still enjoy it. What a neat bide ride and a beautiful place. Very cool you got to participate in this.!
Kathryn @ Dancing to Running says
Congrats on winning the bike!
Thank you! I am so excited!
That bike is SO AWESOME! Congrats! You will have so much fun cruising the beach bike path this summer! We love the Santa Monica bike shop!! 🙂
Jessica Hughes says
Congrats on the bike!! That is awesome, you deserve it!