Day 81: Mayor’s Hike and Bike event – May 31

25 03 2010
Man and friend

This guy and his dog rode in last year's Hike and Bike event. I loved the dog's helmet, made from half of a styrofoam ball with holes cut out for his ears.

 

Spring is finally here! Along with the beginning of cycling season. (I know many people ride outdoors during the winter months, but I’m not one of them.) 

I had hoped to be in much better shape by now, but with the setback I’ve had due to shoulder problems, I’m not where I thought I’d be. But that doesn’t stop me. It’s only slowed me down a bit. I’m still trying. 

One thing I look forward to each spring in Louisville, is the Mayor’s Hike and Bike event. The 15-17 mile event is held on Memorial Day and Labor Day each year. A couple thousand people of all skill levels participate in the slow and easy ride (or a walking course of 2.5 miles). Several turnaround points are offered for those who don’t want to ride the entire course. 

The city does a nice job providing water stops along the course. Prior to the start of the ride, volunteers from local bike shops or clubs are available to help with flat tires and other minor bike adjustments. Free t-shirt and helmet giveaways are another perk and a free bike safety lesson is given to kids prior to the ride. 

Overall, it’s a fun event and even more fun when it’s a beautiful spring day. I’m looking forward to it already! 

Today’s starting weight: 150 

Breakfast:
— Strawberry, banana and fat-free organic yogurt smoothie = 250 cal. 

Lunch:
— Jimmy John’s slim turkey sandwich = 401
— “Skinny” chips = 130
— Iced tea = 10 

Dinner:
— Lean Cuisine french bread pizza = 310
— Small glass low-fat organic chocolate milk = 180 

Snack:
— Weight Watchers mint ice cream cup = 280 

Life is a journey. Enjoy the ride. 

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28 05 2010
Day 145: Mayor’s Hike and Bike « Cyclingproject365

[…] Hike & Bike event and how much I look forward to it every year. You can read the details in my previous post, so I won’t rehash all the details again tonight, but I’m glad it’s finally time […]

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