Here are some [very dark] photos of our most recent ride: Sunday, December 15th to Candy Cane Lane in Ravenna. The day started out dry and well above freezing, but as luck would have it, the drizzle started shortly before 4pm and quickly turned into light rain. Despite the inclement weather, 11 riders gathered inside Cowen Park Grocery and while we waited for darkness to fall, the skies cleared.
A short mile jaunt brought us to Candy Cane Lane–here we are crossing above the Ravenna Park ravine on the 20th Ave NE Bridge. Bikes and feet only!
Candy Cane Lane was great. We easily found an opening to enter the one-way circuit and there was plenty of room to stop for a group picture in front of the traffic circle.
We saw a few families walking through the light display, but the majority of visitors were car bound. We maintain that biking is the best way to appreciate the show.
Like last year’s ride, we hit the food donation bin on our way out. Meeting at a cafe/grocery store turned out to be a great idea.
And then we were off for a two-miles ride to Green Lake.
Back across the bridge:
Through the neighborhood (where we encountered an oncoming car on our one-way street…grr):
And finally along the buffered (by paint) bike lane of Ravenna Blvd:
We ended the evening at Forza Coffee Company for warm drinks.
Here’s our route: