I love bike riding. It’s only in recent years that I’ve discovered just how much I like to ride my bike. Like most of us, I had a few bikes while I was growing up but I didn’t live in a suburb that was particularly bike friendly – think busy roads, hills and no bike paths in the park. Some years ago I bought a house near a cycle way and everything changed. I discovered how enjoyable (and safe) it could be to ride a bike in a big city. Then I got a job near while I lived that was accessible on the bike path near my house and everything changed. I’d gone from being able to ride on weekends to being able to safely commute to work as well. I was hooked.
That was over five years ago and I still love bike riding. I’ve since had two babies and my husband and I have added a trailer to our cycling repertoire and we’re out cycling most weekends. I don’t tow the trailer, I leave that to my husband but I have panniers so I carry our food, water and other supplies on our longer rides.