This Wednesday: Poky Pizza Pedal plus a chance to learn more about the upcoming Bicycle Adventure Extravaganza

[Weather update Tue 10 AM: It looks like the weather will cooperate for our Poky Pizza Pedal. The forecast for Wednesday indicates that any rain should end early in the day. After 5:30 PM, temperatures should be in the mid-70’s with mostly cloudy skies and less than a 20% chance of rain. Wednesday shapes up to be a nice evening for sharing Bike Fun.]

Poky Pedalers have another opportunity to share Bike Fun this Wednesday on the Poky Pizza Pedal. Combining two of everyone’s favorite things, bicycling and pizza, the popularity of these Poky Pedals should come as no surprise.

The Poky Pizza Pedal meets on Wednesday August 24 at 5:30 PM at Point Area Bicycle Service (1311 Strongs Ave in downtown Stevens Point). Veterans of past Poky Pizza Pedals should note that our meeting time is 15 minutes later.

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The pizza feast during one of last year’s Poky Pizza Pedals

From PABS, we’ll head off on a 4-mile loop bike ride through pleasant neighborhoods. As always, we will ride slowly in one contiguous group upon calm streets and non-motorized paths.

Our bike ride will end at a pizza place no more than a few blocks from our start location. We’ll all pile in to enjoy food, drink, and socializing in the company of other Poky Pedalers. Poky Pedalers may either join in on the group pizza order or else order something else off the menu. You are even welcome to sit and chat without ordering anything. Please plan on purchasing whatever you choose to eat or drink. Cash is most convenient for those participating in pizza.

Besides whatever you spend on food and drink, the Poky Pizza Pedal is free and all Poky Pedalers are welcome. If riding slowly and sharing Bike Fun sounds like a great way to spend some time, then you are a Poky Pedaler.

Bills bike parking

Which pizza place will we visit on this Wednesday’s Poky Pizza Pedal? Poky Pedalers never know until we get there.

If you have never been on a Poky Pedal and are curious what to expect, you can read the Poky Pizza Pedals and Are Poky Pedals Family Friendly? webpages.

As of Sunday morning, the weather forecast for Wednesday late afternoon is calling for temperatures in the mid 70’s with a 40% chance of rain, likely no more than a drizzle. I’ll continue to monitor the forecast and post updates to this blog post. However, I anticipate that we’ll meet at PABS on Wednesday regardless of the weather. If conditions seem too wet for comfortable bicycling, we can simply head directly over to our pizza destination for our feast and conversation. Sometimes you don’t have to ride a bicycle in order to share Bike Fun.

One last thing to mention is that upon gathering at the start, Poky Pedalers will have a chance to learn about the Bicycle Adventure Extravaganza that PABS is organizing on Sunday August 28. The BAE is hard to describe, but it is a full afternoon loaded with Bike Fun for all ages. This PPSP blog post about the first BAE a couple of years ago should give you a general idea of what to expect.

This year, as part of the BAE, PPSP will be staging the Pokiest Pedaler in Stevens Point challenge and tournament. I’ll have more to say about this event later in the week. Needless to say, Poky Pedalers will definitely want to participate in the BAE if only for a chance at the honor of being crowned the Pokiest Pedaler in Stevens Point.

At the start of our Poky Pizza Pedal, you can learn how to sign up for the BAE. The BAE is free, and participants can register as either individuals or as part of a team. Poky Pedalers even have the option of forming teams among themselves Wednesday evening.

Between the Poky Pizza Pedal on Wednesday and the BAE on Sunday which includes the Pokiest Pedaler in Stevens Point challenge and tournament, there will be a barrel of Bike Fun to enjoy this week. Yet it is always best to take Bike Fun one day at a time. I’ll have more to say on the PPSP blog about the BAE towards the end of the week. Until then, I look forward to sharing Bike Fun with all Poky Pedalers on the Poky Pizza Pedal this Wednesday.

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