Friday, May 15, 2015

Bike to Work Week

Last day of Bike to Work Week. Including coffee rides and a trip to the bike shop, I've commuted 71.3 miles since Monday morning.  :)

This week has been Bike to Work Week here in Springfield, MO. As a way of making some free publicity for the week-long event and Ozark Greenways, the Springfield Sunrise Coffee & Bicycle Club met for five straight mornings. I also managed to participate in the work commuting side all five days. I have ridden a total of 71.3 miles since Monday morning and I have a short 1.3 mile trip home planned this evening. It's the first time I've managed to participate all five days. It's been a lot of fun. We've also had a great turnout for coffee every morning. I'm pretty spent, though, having gotten up at ten till 5am each morning to make a ride across town for sunrise.

Monday: Jefferson Avenue Foot Bridge on Historic Commercial Street.

It's Bike to Work Week. We're attempting to meet for coffee before work, all week long. Springfield Sunrise Coffee and Bicycle Club.

It's Bike to Work Week. We're attempting to meet for coffee before work, all week long. Springfield Sunrise Coffee and Bicycle Club.

It's Bike to Work Week. We're attempting to meet for coffee before work, all week long. Springfield Sunrise Coffee and Bicycle Club.

It's Bike to Work Week. We're attempting to meet for coffee before work, all week long. Springfield Sunrise Coffee and Bicycle Club.

It's Bike to Work Week. We're attempting to meet for coffee before work, all week long. Springfield Sunrise Coffee and Bicycle Club.

Tuesday: Nathanael Greene Park, Lake Drummund Spillway with a side trip to Classic Rock Coffee. My Masi was in the shop, so I rode my 60-year-old Hercules 3-speed

Day Two: 3-Speed to Nathanael Greene Park for Coffee and Sunrise. Springfield Sunrise Coffee & Bicycle Club

Day Two: 3-Speed to Nathanael Greene Park for Coffee and Sunrise. Springfield Sunrise Coffee & Bicycle Club

Day Two: 3-Speed to Nathanael Greene Park for Coffee and Sunrise. Springfield Sunrise Coffee & Bicycle Club

Day Two: 3-Speed to Nathanael Greene Park for Coffee and Sunrise. Springfield Sunrise Coffee & Bicycle Club

Day Two: 3-Speed to Nathanael Greene Park for Coffee and Sunrise. Springfield Sunrise Coffee & Bicycle Club

Day Two: 3-Speed to Nathanael Greene Park for Coffee and Sunrise. Springfield Sunrise Coffee & Bicycle Club

Day Two: 3-Speed to Nathanael Greene Park for Coffee and Sunrise. Springfield Sunrise Coffee & Bicycle Club

Wednesday: Jordan Valley Park with a side trip to Kingdom Coffee & Cycles

Day Three: Jordan Valley Park and return via Kingdom Coffee and Bicycles. Springfield Sunrise Coffee & Bicycle Club

Day Three: Jordan Valley Park and return via Kingdom Coffee and Bicycles. Springfield Sunrise Coffee & Bicycle Club

Day Three: Jordan Valley Park and return via Kingdom Coffee and Bicycles. Springfield Sunrise Coffee & Bicycle Club

Thursday: Galloway Greenway Iron Bridge and return via B2 (Bambino's) Coffee & Smoothie

Coffee Ride to Galloway Greenway Iron Bridge - Springfield Sunrise Coffee & Bicycle Club.

Coffee Ride to Galloway Greenway Iron Bridge - Springfield Sunrise Coffee & Bicycle Club.

Coffee Ride to Galloway Greenway Iron Bridge - Springfield Sunrise Coffee & Bicycle Club.

Coffee Ride to Galloway Greenway Iron Bridge - Springfield Sunrise Coffee & Bicycle Club.

Coffee Ride to Galloway Greenway Iron Bridge - Springfield Sunrise Coffee & Bicycle Club.

Coffee Ride to Galloway Greenway Iron Bridge - Springfield Sunrise Coffee & Bicycle Club.

Friday: Downtown Springfield!

Last Day of Bike to Work Week, Springfield Sunrise Coffee & Bicycle Club ride to Downtown Springfield

Last Day of Bike to Work Week, Springfield Sunrise Coffee & Bicycle Club ride to Downtown Springfield

Last Day of Bike to Work Week, Springfield Sunrise Coffee & Bicycle Club ride to Downtown Springfield

Last Day of Bike to Work Week, Springfield Sunrise Coffee & Bicycle Club ride to Downtown Springfield

Last Day of Bike to Work Week, Springfield Sunrise Coffee & Bicycle Club ride to Downtown Springfield

It was a great week. I nearly hit a couple of deer when passing through the Nature Center area, countless rabbits, a chipmunk in my neighborhood and I had an owl scare the crap out of me as it launched itself from a tree I was passing, it was pretty awesome! Yesterday also marked the one year anniversary of me forming the group. The first ride out it was just me and one other guy. Now we have 171 Facebook group members with about two dozen actively participating. Not too bad.

Bike to Work Week: Thursday - Rainy Commute and Cycling PJs.

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