Today we hit a major milestone of 1000 miles since we started this journey in March. Almost all those miles are from the Mundo as I don't actually count Jose's miles since that would get too confusing for me and add one more thing I have to keep track of. I have never even hit 1000 miles in a year, let alone 2.5 months! It's amazing what you can accomplish when you decide to give it a go. What also surprises me is how many of those miles would have been car miles had I not replaced them with the bike. No wonder we were never staying within our monthly lease amount! Those little trips here and there really add up! It feels great to know that I am making a change for the better--for myself, my children, our family, and the environment.
Today was our awesome Mommy Bike Ride! For weeks, our mommy group had been planning an epic (for us) bike trip and picnic. Many of the moms hadn't been on a bike since before their children were born and all of a sudden, they were dusting off their pedals and warming up for our group ride. Six of us moms and 9 children piled onto bikes of all different shapes and sizes, climbed into trailers, onto seats, and one even perched on a trail-a-bike with glee. We strapped on our helmets and rode off to the American River Bike Trail. It was the most amazing sight to see our Baby Bike Train riding along the road. We spanned about a block as we took to the streets--slowly and safely. Once we were on the trail, we relaxed a bit more and were able to chat and cruise along. After about 6 miles, we headed back to Sac State where the kiddos happily hopped off their rides and tore around the grassy area and we sat down for a much needed picnic. Rested, we pedaled the final 4 miles or so back to the park where we parted ways and rode to our respective homes. It was a fantastic outing that we are hoping to make a regular occurrence. I am so happy to have fellow biking mamas now and it was so much fun to have such wonderful company. For the first time since the start of May Is Bike Month, I logged my miles in as "recreation" instead of "errands."
This is us. We're fun.