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.