Bike Paths are to Love!

When bicycling on a bike path, here’s what to like:
1. Seeing people be active; roller blading, walking, jogging, bicycling. Even blind people can enjoy this space.
2. Knowing the bike path is a valued piece of real estate in a community. You can bicycle many places in the world; paths are available.
3. Seeing people support each other; a victory sign, a thumbs-up, or a hello from one to another. No other language needed beyond a smile.
4. Knowing people are choosing to cycle to the local coffeeshop or farmers market rather than use a motorized vehicle. Follow that person to some place fun!
5. Seeing a person help another person when a tire is flat or a chain is jammed. We all appreciate a helping hand!
6. Knowing there are railroad tracks being converted to bike trails (thanks to people who support Rails to Trails Conservancy).
Simply enjoying outdoor weather, wildlife, camaraderie and to know

Bicyclist on wooden path in Tarifa, Spain.
Bicyclist on wooden path in Tarifa, Spain.

the bike path will be here tomorrow to enjoy alone or with others. Actually, I love it!

2 thoughts on “Bike Paths are to Love!

  1. I always find it funny that walkers, hikers, dog walkers, and cyclists are so friendly and quick with a smile or a nod. As soon as we return to city streets, there is this new code: no eye contact, no smiling, and absolutely no speaking to strangers.

    On the trails, there are no strangers. We are community.

    You brought to mind a bike riding experience from this past fall… check out Myra Canyon Kettle Valley Railway Trail. I thought I was going to lose my lunch on some of the trestles! Fantastic work by volunteers!

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