I didn’t get out of the house until 9:15 this morning, but fulfilled my obligation to ride to work on Bike-to-Work Day. By the time I left, it was around 70 degrees out. I rode down Lawyers Hill Rd, through the park, out River Rd to Frederick Rd, up Oella Ave, up the #9 Trolley Trail, then through Catonsville to UMBC. In spite of the late hour, I saw 7 or 8 other riders, and at least a couple of them looked like they might be commuting. Good times.
Next year I’d like to try to make it to one of the BtWD rallies. The closest one to me is held at Columbia Mall. The next time I get out for a recreational ride, I’m going to try to plot a good bike route from home to the mall, so I can ride out there in 2011. It will be nice to feel more like I’m part of the event.
If the event continues to grow in popularity, maybe there’ll be some rallies closer to me in coming years. Ellicott City, Catonsville, Patapsco State Park, and BWI Business District all seem like they’d make good rally spots.