If you’ve been following me for a while, you may know that I haven’t had a car in over two years. Once we moved to NYC, I sold my car and have been walking or biking it ever since — and to be honest, I wouldn’t have it any other way!
For one, I REALLY dislike driving — like, a lot.
And two, there is so much more to SEE when you bike around everywhere.
I feel like you get to know your neighborhood much better, and you find little hidden gems everywhere when you bike instead of drive — and again, if you’ve been following me for a while, you know I’ve lived in FOUR different state (literally across the country), in the TWO years I’ve been blogging. Getting to know my new neighborhood has been a real treat, each and every time.
So, when goodnessknows snack squares reached out to me about teaming up for May’s National Bike Month — of course, I was ALL in!
This week is actually National Bike to Work Week, so goodnessknows and Public Bikes organized a group bicycle ride, right here in Santa Monica, and asked if I would attend…OBVIOUSLY, I said YES.
Together, our goal is to encourage people across the country to try something new by participating in their local Bike to Work activities.
But, what if you’re like me and work from home?? Or you live too far away to bike??
That’s totally OK, it all starts by committing to small steps, and it’s more about about just getting out and being more active through biking, and leaving your car — whenever you can!
I bike almost daily — even though it’s not technically to work. I go to the grocery store, or to a fitness or yoga class, or even just to my favorite coffee shop — I honestly have no idea what I would do without my bike!
So as for the event, we started right in the heart of Santa Monica, and met at the Pier — bonus, I even got Nik to take the afternoon off to join me!! 🙂
The event was hosted by goodnessknows, Public Bikes Santa Monica, and Whitney Port (you might remember her from the TV show “The Hills”)
We all got together for a 30 minute ride, right along the beach. The ride was lead by Sean, the owner of Public Bikes Santa Monica.
After the ride, we ended at Public Bikes for an after party catered by The Kitchen for Exploring Food — SO good! Lots of healthy and tasty options like veggies and hummus, and of course, goodnessknows snack squares.
If you’ve never heard of goodnessknows, they are a relatively new snack, that launched nationally last year. They are a delicious and satisfying little snack that combines the goodness of whole nuts, real fruit like cranberries and tart cherries, toasted oats and dark chocolate with NO artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners — and you know how I am always on the hunt for clean eating snacks!
Another amazing thing about these tasty little treats is that they are pre-portioned! Each 150-calorie bar is divided into four perfectly portioned squares – perfect if your tend to be a “grazer” like me. Each little, bitty — yet filling! — square of goodness, is only about 40 calories.
And maybe the best part yet?? — goodnessknows snack squares have CHOCOLATE! Each flavor is nestled in a little, luscious layer of dark chocolate, and contains 100 mg of naturally occurring cocoa flavanols — the good stuff found inside cocoa beans and some dark chocolate products.
They have three delicious flavors — Cranberry Almond Dark Chocolate, Peach & Cherry Almond Dark Chocolate, and Apple Almond & Peanut Dark Chocolate!
So, how can you get involved with National Bike Month & Bike to Work Programs?
It’s simple, just bike as much as possible instead of choosing to drive!
They have also put together and amazing prize pack, and are giving YOU a chance to win a brand new bike! (Find out more HERE!)
Now, get out there and start biking! But before you head out, don’t forget to pack a nutritious and satisfying on-the-go snack! 😉
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of goodnessknows. The opinions and text are all mine.