May is National Bike Month -- just a way to encourage people to get on their bikes and ride! Also, it's a reminder to motorists that with the warmer weather comes greater numbers of cyclists on the road.
Friday was National Bike to Work Day. Trailnet, which is a fantastic locally-based organization that promotes active lifestyles, coordinated 20+ "refueling stations" where riders could stop by, grab a little pastry from Companion Baking, pick up some water, socialize with other riders, and head to work. They had a station in Forest Park by the History Museum with news media, so I decided to pop over there before work Friday morning to support Trailnet. It was a nice time to meet some other folks -- saw some familiar faces and met two people from the Multiple Sclerosis society.
The ride to work from Forest Park was around 4 miles. A morning mist permeated the park and the sun filtering through the trees was eerily beautiful.