Bikjoring Motivation

by Jack Pritchard

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Bikjoring, the nordic sport that combines biking and dog sledding, is a great way to get out and enjoy the outdoors with your dog.

I've always had issues with consistently persuing a sport. I'd normally go to the gym for a couple of months at best before I got caught up with life. The same cannot be said about Bikjoring. My dog needs to go outside everyday. It's not a question of "can I do this activity when I have so many other necessary priorities?", he's my pet and best friend, he needs to go out. He is one of the top priorities in my life.

It's a great motivator and I often look forward to going for a bike ride. To spend some time with my best friend, getting exercise for the both of us. Exploring the world together, getting lost together, getting muddy together (although not fun to deal with when we get home). Every bike ride is a new journey for the two of us, we meet new people and dogs on their daily journeys, learning their stories and sharing the evenings or weekends enjoying wildlife.