by Brenda Ruby
On June 11th, our annual ride out of Black Hill Park, now in its 21st year, drew close to 100 cyclists on what was the start of the hottest weekend of the summer yet. Temps climbed to 95F but luckily for the riders, neither the humidity nor the sun was in full force at the ride start. The Black Hill routes are a challenge for all, but are designed so riders end up finishing around the same time.
While the cyclists blasted the hills, some family members and friends who came enjoyed the park’s beautiful lake. We rented the same pavilion, which was such a success last year, and all returning riders could recover in a beautiful shady spot perched perfectly to catch the breeze. Riders shared food and friendship for several hours after the ride enjoying a beautiful summer’s day.
Thanks to Harold Goldstein for once again organizing the ride and working with the Parks Department – some road work at the Park’s entrance had been scheduled to start days prior to our ride but they held off until after our big ride because Harold let them know our plans!