This program is not a bike club or even a very organized group, it is just a few people who love cycling trying to get other folks to drag their bikes out of their sheds and garages and get them moving again. Each meeting will include a fun ride on the bike path and some kind of presentation on things that most people have to learn by trial and error - how to inflate your tires, how to check your brakes, how to shift gears and when, the benfits of cleaning your bike every once in a while....like that. I am hoping to make it fun so more people will come.
Last night I enlisted the help of others and we had 7 bikes of various types (two on trainers so people could try it out), a display of helmets and some flyers promoting the program. Sally Stasney and Shirley Smith, fellow members of the local bike club participated by talking to folks that came by and telling them about the various bikes and about how much FUN we have riding them.
It was a great evening for people watching too, but it made me sad to see so many unhealthy looking people. I estimate 2/3 to 3/4 of the people there (including me) were overweight, many were morbidly obese. Especially disturbing was seeing so many obese children.
We must do SOMEthing to help our population be healthier, Fun On a Bike is my contribution.