May is my favorite month because it's full of my two favorite things: my birthday and bikes! Make sure that you sign up for MIBM and join our Tiny Helmets bike team. We kicked things off with the Great Scott Rd. Bike and Walk event. This time, we brought more friends! I packed up my HaulaDay with two bikes, our travel vests, all the food and water we needed and then Neil packed up his truck and trailer with four cargo bikes, five kids' bikes, a Pugsley and five of us. If that's not a truck's true purpose, I don't know what is.
Starting off with Jennifer on my HaulaDay, Randy on my dad's, Neil on Randy's Mundo, me on Neil's Cycle Truck, and the four big kids on their own bikes.
After about 10 miles, the kids started getting tired and were ready for rides. It's a good thing we had so many cargo bikes to carry the monsters and tow their bikes. Big Brother crashed a couple times and took a short break but then found the energy to keep going. There aren't many photos of him because he was too fast to keep up with. At one point, he and Little Brother got caught up with some roadies and rode with them for about 10 minutes until they finally had to wait for me to catch up from about a quarter of a mile away. Where else can kids ride off at top speed without any worries? We need more spaces like this!
More recent fun, running around to try to get kiddos to all their Little League practices and games. We signed up at the local league nearby but after a shooting, they've been moved to parks too far away to get to easily--difficult with a car-free life but thankfully, we've had help from friends from the team. Also got the opportunity to ride around Davis for a Traffic Skills class. It was tricky finding difficult riding situations in Davis to challenge the students because of the infrastructure and driver behavior.
This is us. We're fun.