Bike Fun Report: August Poky Pedaling Potluck Picnic

Over the past few days, all I saw in the weather forecast for this afternoon was an uncomfortably high probability of rain. Yet as Poky Pedalers gathered for today’s Poky Pedaling Potluck Picnic, the sun shone brightly and the skies showed plenty of blue. This fortuitous weather persisted as 18 Poky Pedalers enjoyed a pleasant and delicious evening of Bike Fun.

PPPPicnic start pic

Despite a rainy forecast, beautiful skies greeted us at the start of our Poky Pedaling Potluck Picnic

Because the threat of rain persisted, it was prudent to choose a sheltered destination close to our starting location for our picnic. But conditions were nice enough to allow lengthening the ride to our destination by taking a circuitous route.

Starting from Goerke Park, we rode northeast and explored the neighborhoods in that area. We eventually made our way south across Main St and through Park Ridge to Iverson Park, where we picnicked in its large stone shelter. Our ride there covered almost 3.5 miles. Upon arrival, we unpacked all our picnic goodies and shared a wonderful feast amid stimulating conversation.

PPPPicnic spread pic

Our abundant picnic spread in the stone shelter at Iverson Park

When we finally had our fill of food and socializing, we packed everything back onto our bikes and returned to Goerke Park via a more direct route that was just under 2 miles long. Although a few ominous clouds lurked above, favorable weather graced our ride back to the start.

Sadly, this was the last Poky Pedaling Potluck Picnic for 2014. But there is still lots more Bike Fun to share with PPSP over the next few months. The Bike/Ped Plan Vision Ride is this Saturday, and Poky Pedals are scheduled for September and October as well. You can learn more by looking at the Upcoming Poky Pedals page and the 2014 Bike Fun Calendar.

I look forward to sharing Bike Fun with all Poky Pedalers on the remaining Poky Pedals for this year.

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