Saturday, May 28, 2022

May 27, 2022-Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the "redo" of part of the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail here in Co. Springs, we got to lead the procession!

 For my second assignment as a BikeCOS Ambassador I was one of the 6 or so Ambassadors on hand for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the redo of a part of the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail! It was a many months' project, and it was truly needed! The old asphalt was buckled and potted, very bumpy! Now the whole section is smooth concrete! We were stagged on the bridge (new wood boards!!) and awaiting the mayor, city and parks dept. officials, running groups, bike groups, etc. to arrive. When the ceremony was finished a ribbon was held up across the bridge and we were signaled to proceed and officially open the trail for the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend!! The odd thing was that "I", got to lead the procession, with my wife Jo behind so for me that was special!! 

We rode the whole section as it was the first time Jo got to ride on the improved trail, all the city planning, and the construction crews did a great job as it's now a JOY to ride even if you don't have suspension on your bike or trike!! There was a little after event gathering at Criterium Bike Shop which is right across the bridge and yes, it even has its own "Beer Tap Patio", LOL! We headed south to Panera Bread for unsweet iced teas, then headed home as the wind was picking up and the clouds gathered but never rained! 12 miles RT. :)

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