This weekend marked the return of my sandals and my Sidis.
On Saturday, I rode the girls to Peninsula Park to partake in Kelly Peach’s four-day Ballyhoo fest. We chilled with friends (old and new) in the gazebo and were treated to a feast of fresh made donuts and pedal-powered strawberry smoothies (compliments of Kyrstin Westwind from Sprocket Smoothies).
Kelly Peach did a great job putting together the first-ever Ballyhoo. Next year she’ll be away in grad school, but I hope she’ll return in the summer to do it again (or maybe someone else will pick up the torch).
On Sunday morning I got out early for a ride around Sauvie Island. It was the longest, lycra-clad ride I’ve done for months and it felt great to get back in the saddle.
Later on Sunday, the family and I rode to Sabin Elementary School in Northeast Portland. What a bike-nirvana that area of town is! Every time I looked up there was someone careening by on a bike. Kids riding in the middle of the road, families, hipsters, you name it.
After that party, we rode over to Irving Park on NE Fremont to check out the Sprockettes practice. It was the perfect way to end the weekend.
So what did you do on a bike this weekend? Share your adventures below!