Do you ever feel like you’re tied to your computer or television? We’ve become a pretty sedentary bunch—a far cry from the people who discovered countries, oceans, and animals simply by getting off the couch and exploring. That’s why Go For a Ride Day,celebrated annually on November 22, urges you to just get up and get out! Make today a day to set your spirit free and enjoy your wanderlust on whatever mode of transportation suits you best. Bike, boat, car, skateboard, sleigh—it doesn’t matter what you choose! Pick a location you’ve always wanted to visit and make today the day you’ll go. Better yet, don’t worry about where you’ll go—just enjoy the journey.
Go For A Ride Day Activities
1. Make it fun
Today, dare yourself to try something new and adventurous. Why not try a mode of transportation you’ve never used before? Some suggestions to try include jet skiing, parasailing or going on a hot air balloon ride. Don’t feel excluded if you don’t live in a warm weather location. In colder climates you could try a sleigh ride, or a horse drawn carriage.
2. Make it easy
Maybe you weren’t born to be wild, but don’t let that stop you from joining in the fun. Play tourist in your own city or neighborhood. Take a taxi ride and see the sights. If you're living in a water side city, ferry rides or boat rentals are a great way to get out and live the good life.
3. Make it memorable
Exploring is an adventure, but it can be even more fun if you have someone to share it with. Bring along an adventurous friend or family member to help make some memories. If your local friends are sticks in the mud, then bring your more adventurous friends along virtually by posting your adventure to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.
Why We Love Go For A Ride Day
A. It’s an escape from reality
Every now and then we just need something to break up the status quo and make us feel alive! Go For A Ride Day exists for that very reason. It can behard to get motivated to see new places or even try new foods, but Go For A Ride Day is the impetus we need to go exploring.
B. It can be great exercise
It’s almost the holidays, so there are lots of food occasions to be prepared for—and that means you have to exercise more than ever. Fortunately, lots of methods of exploration double as exercise. You can try your hand, or rather feet, at skateboarding or using a scooter. How about getting out your helmet and going for a long bike ride? Did you know youcan burn over 400 calories an hour horseback riding? Pick something and in the words of Nike, “Just do it”.
C. It helps us be spontaneous
Our lives tend to run to the predictable, and for the most part, that predictability helps the world go round. But we all still have a small streak of rebellion, and that's what Go For a Ride Day helps us bring out. It encourages you to break the bonds of monotony, get in touch with your inner rebel, and have a good time!