Saturday marked a momentous occasion here: a full-out community bike ride! We participated in this awesome event called Rock to Rock as we rode from East Rock to West Rock, raising money for local park groups and a wonderful organization that teaches our city kids about farms. It was so inspiring to see the number of bikers out.
New Haven felt like a real biking town as we took over the streets, helped along by some great bike guides and kind motorcycle police officers. (New Haven does have some police on bikes but I didn't catch any out at the ride.) We stopped at two parks along the way to snack, mingle, plant a tree, dance to some music, etc. There were such an array of folks and bikes and I couldn't help gawking at all the cool rides and cool riders.
Here are some shots from the day. One of my fellas took over camera duty so a few of these are from the bench seat of the bakfiets.
This was one of our favorite bikes on Saturday--decorated in fuzzy purple and gold sequins.