Yesterday morning right after breakfast Hubby Tony loaded our bikes in the car and we headed out for a morning of adventure. We had signed up for an educational bicycle ride called "Jazz History Bicycle Tour, which was co-sponsored by the local chapter of AARP and Trailnet (an advocacy group for biking, walking, and public transit) .
When we arrived at the starting point in Grand Center there were only a handful of people. However, by the time the ride left there was probably close to 100. There were a wide variety of bikers, from serious riders in form-fitting shorts, jerseys, and cycling shoes to children riding in a carrier behind a bike. I'm strictly a recreational rider, but I felt like I fit in. Everyone on the tour was very friendly. Tony and I tried to stay together as we rode down the city streets, but when we got separated I could always strike up a conversation with the person riding next to me.
The President of Jazz St. Louis led the tour. We rode for about two hours (and a distance of between six and seven miles) stopping at several points so he could tell us facts about the area. I saw parts of the city I'd never seen before. Halfway through the tour the sun came out in full force, and the humidity kicked in. As much fun as I was having, I was glad when we got back to the starting point.
Five years ago today: I've Got A Map, And I'm Not Afraid To Use It