Today was the day of our first organized bike ride, I use the word "organized" very lightly, in fact it might be the last word I'd use to describe today's ride. Obviously it might have helped if I'd actually been to an organized bike ride at some point, before I tried to organize one myself, but that would be far too logical.
So, where to start? Let's just say I am incredibly thankful that only one family showed up and secondly, I'm thankful that the family that did show up, were such a pleasure to meet and so easy going. Scott and his three children (aged 3, 6 and 8) cycled from Walla Walla to join our group ride, not only that but they got a flat tire on the way (on their Burley trailer) and had to make a pit-stop for repairs. Scott, who has attended real "organized" rides was nice enough to not question our route, which we made up as we went and even gave us some advice on how real organized rides generally work. It was certainly a day of quality companionship, despite the fact that we didn't have a lot of quantity (4 cyclists and 3 little passengers).
The kids all had a fun time at the park. We then took a ride around town, through the campus and then headed to a local pizzeria. I definitely want to set a date to create a group ride again, but I think I will try to figure out a better route and do a little research for next time.
Today was fun, really fun! I'm ever so thankful that we had some other cyclists to ride with, it was really lovely. I'm also glad we had good weather and that this fun event marks the halfway point of the 30 days of cycling.