Not new to group biking? Maybe you haven’t had the time to dig the bike out of the back of the shed in a while. If you are looking to improve your fitness, looking for a new hobby, looking to meet a few people, or looking to share your love of biking with your family, look no further.
Rick Pryll brought his wife, Holly, and their two kids, Edie and Jack, ages 11 and 9, to the “Pint” ride last Saturday:
“I was not sure what to expect. My son was riding a BMX bike. My daughter was riding an extra small mountain bike. My wife was riding a beach cruiser. We’ve done some greenway rides before. Would we make it?”
“Yes. We not only finished the ride, we each learned a little something along the way. The “Pint” course is challenging – let’s not beat around the bush - there are more than a few hills to get up. But in terms of contending with car traffic, navigating left hand turns, and communicating within the group, we could not have been in better hands. The ride features both a leader* and a sweeper**, and as long as you stay between them, you are good to go.”
“We had a blast. Back at the brewery, there was a food truck parked outside, so I was able to get the kids something to eat while Holly and I enjoyed a few beers with the crew. The kids are already asking when we can do it again.”
As a way to get the family outside participating in an activity that is free, challenging and rewarding, cycling is a great option for a Saturday afternoon. The Unknown Bike & Brew “Pint” is an entry-level introduction to the art of group riding in an urban environment. If you are looking for a way to bridge up to the 25-mile route, or if you are looking for a more social way to learn how to get around the city on two wheels, the Unknown Bike & Brew “Pint” ride is friendly, supportive and educational. Come on out and join us. You’ll be glad you did.
*Thank you, Liz!