Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Boise Bike Week '15!

Are you a Joiner... or a Lone Wolf?

Traditionally, bicycles as transportation has been a solitary thing, since well over 90% of society car-commutes.  By contrast, "recreational" cycling - be it "road biking" or mountain biking - is usually more of a group endeavor.  But over the past five years or so, transportation cycling seems to be getting more popular and widely-accepted.  One could even describe it as "trendy," when you take the Hipster culture into consideration.  You know those Hipsters - "rebellious, in a conformist sort of way."  (Thanks, Lisa Simpson!)

For me, cycling is almost always a solitary thing, whether commuting or recreation riding.  (Lots of people also like to ride motorcycles with a group... I much prefer soloing, for various reasons.)

Well... starting Friday, May 9, whether you're a joiner or a troubled loner, you should join for a worthy cause - Boise Bike Week!

I believe it's the 13th Annual, if I'm not mistaken.  And, it's actually expanded to almost 2 weeks.

Look over the schedule HERE.  And pencil some events into your Day Planner or Smart Device or whatever right now, while you're thinking about it.

I've probably joined an event or two for at least the last 8 or 9 years.  (HERE is commentary from 2007 - eight years ago.)  Most often the Pedal Power Parade with my granddaughters.

I hope they stick with the published schedule!  Last year I prepped both of my granddaughters and we arrived at the appointed place, five or ten minutes before the appointed time - and the group was long gone!  For some reason they had left 15 minutes early.  No way to run a railroad, or an event!

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