April’s ride was a success! We had wonderful weather (unlike during last month’s ride) and a great turn-out. We doubled our attendance from last month and hope to continue growing our group as more families in town learn of the ride. Thanks to all of you who shared the information with friends and neighbors and invited others to join us!
As always, we met at Brookside Park, where the kids played on the playground and the adults chatted while waiting for everyone to arrive. And then we were off…
We meandered through neighborhood streets and the Old Town making our way to Bandshell Park. We rode by Roosevelt Playground (what’s left of it) and also passed the Little Free Library on that block. Our route was similar to last month’s route except that we didn’t need to stop for hot chocolate to warm up 🙂 Instead, we made it to Bandshell Park, where the kids played, the adults mingled, and most of the group enjoyed a picnic lunch.
A few notable mentions: we had THREE pregnant cyclists on this ride, way to go mamas! The lovely co-owner of Thiel Bicycle Company in Ames joined us with her son and grandchildren and brought home-made cookies for everyone to share – THANK YOU! And as already noted, we more than doubled our group size from last month, making us a striking presence on the road.
We’re thinking of grilling for lunch after next month’s ride, details to come as the last Saturday of May approaches! We’ll post updates and discuss ride/lunch suggestions on our Facebook page, so make sure to “like” us on Facebook to stay up-dated on the latest plans. Enjoy the rest of the month and see you all in May!