This week’s post is a little late because it is about Sunday’s ride which happens to be my 100th ride of the year according to Strava.
I know that 100 rides may not be a lot for some of you but my 100th ride was rather special. In fact, my 100th ride of 2016 is the best ride I had so far. You have seen my posts about my Bike Friday Family tandem, if not, just do a search on Bike Friday Family Tandem and you will see all of my posts regarding this wonderful bike.
Why so special? Well, it was the first time that my wife and I participated on an organized ride together. The event was the “Ride MoVal 2016” in Moreno Valley California. Moreno Valley is a good hour and a half from Los Angeles but this is where a good friend of mine resides and he invited us to join him and his family on the 15 mile ride.
We shared a video of the 15 mile start on Facebook and you could see that there weren’t many of us but I can tell you that the Bike Friday Family tandem was a hit. We got a lot of questions regarding the bike and people wanting to take pictures of it including selfies!
We also met a lot of cool people on the ride, on our haste to leave with the police escort we forgot our ride sheet so we were navigating blindly until a couple caught up to us and they were kind to ride along with us until the end.
The ride was very well organized, we were greeted at the SAG stop by a bunch of enthusiastic teens and they were fully stocked with fruit, Gatorade, snacks and water. We also met people from the Inland Empire Biking Alliance, I was not familiar with them but they are all about getting people on bikes and this is exactly what this event was all about.
But the best part of the entire trip was that my wife truly enjoyed herself on the ride and after the ride. Our M & M jerseys were also a hit but the Bike Friday Family Tandem stole the show. We are looking forward to Ride MoVal 2017!