A Look at the 2016 Rosedale Bike Ride

2016 Rosedale Bike Ride

It’s that time of the year again. Time to dust off the bike shorts, find my helmet, locate the missing gloves and take my bike off the indoor trainer and head on out to the great outdoors. Yes outdoor bike season 2016 has begun! And it begins with the Rosedale bike ride. This year I did something a little different, but before I get into that let’s talk about what’s changed from last year.

What’s changed?

In short, nothing. Nothing’s changed. Which is great because it was good the way it was. There, that was easy enough

The Story

Since not much has changed since last year, if you want a little more in-depth I recommend reading last years post here.

So as I mentioned above, I decided to do something different this year. Last year was all about doing the 42 miles, despite the fact that it tragically turned into a 29 mile ride. As I was doing those 29 miles last year I couldn’t help but admire the view. So this year was all about the pictures.

With the goal of this years ride being picture-taking I opted to do the 23 so that The Lady, whom was doing the 42 mile one, didn’t have to wait for me to finish. So the story is this, I rode 22.92 miles and took pictures. 🙂

Again, if you want to read about what the event is like, I recommend my previous post!

That said, here’s a few of the pictures. The rest can be found… here!  Ohh I sadly forgot, somehow, to take photos of the after ride activities… I failed. Sorry 🙁

Thanks for reading!

2016 Rosedale bike ride

Other than a short 2 miles sector on Palmer, which has 1 lane blocked for us, the rest of the route is open road.

Cars on road

Most drivers are nice though. And I felt safe the whole time.

Volunteers

There are volunteers are every intersection to guide you through. They cheer and thank everyone who rides by.

Rest stop 1

There is roughly 1 rest stop every 7 miles

Cows on the field

A couple of cows come to watch the ride

Rolling hills

This route consisted mostly of rolling hills

Rest stop 3

The rest stops are well stocked with happy helps

Low rider

It’s not a ride without a low rider

Food for thought

All stocked up for hungry riders

hill

Up that hill!

flag

Flag at the last rest stop

SAG van

Just in case we have a break down

cars

A bunch of cars who hate cyclist

Finish line

Cheering group as you finish!

The Lady finishing

The Lady rolling through the finish line

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