Monday, April 27, 2009

Rock to Rock

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.

Coming home after a long day out on the bike. Yes, F is sporting goggles, not sports goggles mind you, but ones that C picked up at a mad scientist birthday party.


Jennifer said...

Looks like a really fun day! Which of your guys was the photographer? Whoever it was did a great job.

Andrea said...

Fun, fun, fun! And some good shots by your little photographer there!

Jennifer said...

Hmm, is it whoever or whomever. Obviously I did not major in English!

MamaVee said...

so great! and good practice in case you do buy a home in West Rock no? Love the bike decorations. I'm looking to do something to my sides as well.