We met seven other pedallers at Centennial Square. We gave them reflective heart stickers, lollipops and save the date cards. We chatted a bit about the route we would take, then set off on to the streets, ringing our bells, cheering and waving to passerbys. Jose noticed how the route I had chosen was "downhilly", that's how I like to roll! The wind was light, the sun kept peaking through the dry clouds, the kids were surprisingly quiet. I could hear the others talking of bike adventures ahead, cycling infrastructure dreams, and of course, the crazy weather.
We ended the ride at a coffee shop, keeping the conversations going over hot bevies and treats. I have discovered true coffeneuring - a plesant ride to a coffee shop with friends. I think that those who came had as great of a time as I did. I look forward to the weather forecast improving and the family cycling culture growing.