Sunday, June 25, 2017

Cherry Blossom Bike Rally and Ride

Cherry Blossom Bike Ride and Cycling Expo is an event that kicks off the cycling season as part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC. The event features cycling workshops and four celebrity-led bike rides along the historic Capital Crescent Trail. Despite the rain, over 100 rides participated in a 10 mile ride along the Capital Crescent Trail . There was so much excitement and energy is echoed all throughout Water Street. 

TT1 Cherry Blossom Ride
We also had a lot of fun back at the Waterfront, with local vendors that taught cycling related seminars at the Cycle Expo portion of the event. We learned about: Basic Bike Maintenance/Proper Bike Fit/Emergency Bike Maintenance/Ride Healthy/How to Change a Flat Tire/Rules of the Road

I was really excited to be part of this event as it was in my hometown area (MD). I also had the opportunity of meeting up with several other local Type Type 2 cyclists. Before the ride we met Red Riders, The ADA contacts for the event and many of the local shops demonstrating and presenting at the expo.

Also got a chance to talk to many of the participants riding. Everyone was passionate on why they were there and had their story to share, either personal/friend or family member. I was so glad to part of such a wonderful inspirational event and look forward to many more!

 

Blog courtesy of Team Type 1 - SANOFI

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