Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on August 4th, 2008 at 2:59 pm
(Photos © J. Maus)
Over the weekend, my two daughters and my mom (she's visiting from California) joined me on Cycle Oregon's Weekend Ride.
The sold-out event was based at the beautiful and bike-friendly Fort Stevens State Park situated on the northern tip of Oregon's Coast. The park is family biking nirvana (remember my report last time I went?) and is home to seven miles of dedicated bike paths that twist and turn through fern-dotted rain forests and along pine-filled dunes.
I've done the more well-known, week-long Cycle Oregon ride several times now, but the Weekend Ride is much different.
The biggest difference? Families and kids. Lots of them.
It seemed everywhere I looked I would see kid trailers, tag-along bikes, tandems, and all manner of little bikes. It was very encouraging and heart-warming to see so many families taking in the rides and activities.
This is an event that will definitely become a Maus Family tradition.
Thanks to Cycle Oregon for a great weekend, and to the BTA for putting on a really stellar kids camp (I never did check it out but I heard it was awesome!).
I wasn't really "working", but I did manage to snap a few photos. Check them out in my photo gallery.
Also, The Oregonian sent two reporters out to cover the event. Check out their fun videos and stories here.Email This Post Possibly related posts