I noticed a group was putting together an early morning group ride on the 4th, so Kevin and I decorated our bikes and cycled over to the start to join in. The ride was going to be about a 6 mile out and back, but so many people showed up that they added the option to keep going making it 10 miles. Despite the extreme heat I think everyone opted to do 10 miles. Kevin and I cycled from home which added about another 7ish miles to the trip. We ended up being the only ones having flags on our bikes which sort of surprised me, but I didn’t care – I was just happy to see so many people out for a ride!
I have to say recently people have been organizing more and more group bike rides in my area – and I couldn’t be more ecstatic! There have been monthly slow rolls and now recently a group added weekly rides every Thursday…and even more recently that group added a weekly women’s bike ride every Wednesday night! This is so exciting to me because it shows people WANT to get out and ride in my area – and all 3 of these rides I can cycle to from my house to join in instead of driving to another county! I really hope these rides continue because it gives me hope that the area I live will some day (dare I say it) become more and more bike friendly. I have seen an awful lot of people lately cycling around – and I don’t think it’s just because the weather has been nicer. 🙂
Hope you had a great 4th of July! Have you seen any bike friendly improvements in your area recently?