Saturday’s TriPark Festival was a great opportunity for the community to celebrate their parks, hear some live music and find out how to live a more healthy lifestyle! I was on-hand to promote sustainable, active transportation by bike. Recreation and Parks provided “the cruisers” for free use around Lake Montebello – a nice, easy, flat track for cyclists and pedestrians.
In the heat of the day, I embarked on bike ride through the area with 6 other participants. We started out to Stadium Place taking Lakeside, returning on 35th and circled the lake. After crossing Harford Rd, we dropped down to the Herring Run Trail where the temperatures also dropped a good 10 degrees. The casual speed of the ride allowed us to talk and get to know each other without getting winded. Reaching Belair Rd, we traced out tracks back to the festival.
On the way, I was talking with Steve who thought this ride would have 30 or so people. I thought the same, but I was glad to get a few beginners on two wheels and help others re-discover the joy of biking.
Thanks to Leanna Wetmore of the Belair-Edison Neighborhoods for the opportunity, Justin Isbell for covering the table and leading the ride home and to Pam Jackson for saving the tent for going in the drink.