Here at EcoVelo, we like to promote the use of bicycles for grocery shopping, commuting, running errands, and any number of other practical things. We also like to share information about the many benefits associated with riding bicycles such as saving money, improving one’s health, and reducing one’s ecological footprint. All of these things are well and good, but there are times, like on a beautiful evening in the spring, that we may set aside all of these practical concerns and go for a bike ride for no other reason than to enjoy it.
These evening “strolls” as we call them, are not unlike going for a walk to the park after dinner. The pace is easy and relaxed—about 8-10 mph tops—and about as strenuous as a casual walk with friends. The destination could be anywhere or nowhere; the point is to get out of the house and enjoy the evening, spend some time together, and have fun on the bikes. This is our favorite kind of riding!