April’s CORBA Kids ride welcomed four new riders! Despite record heat two days prior, the weather was cool and comfortable. We had such a successful ride in Cheeseboro that we are going to ride it again next month.
Before riding, ride leaders David and Larry introduced themselves to the new riders and briefed the group on trail etiquette, speed control, and described the trail.
David agreed to be sweeper with Larry riding ahead with son Elliot on a tow-a-bike. The first stop was the picnic tables on the main trail, where everybody rested, snacked, and Kat pointed out some native plants. Wildflowers we saw along the trail included fiddlenecks, wild hyacinth, and California Peony.
The plan to ride to “The Rock” or “The Bees,” (as it is commonly known) didn’t materialize due to a fallen tree that completely blocked the main trail about two and a half miles in. We left our bikes, hiked up to the tree and several of the kids climbed aboard it for another rest stop. We decided to make this our turn-around point.
Before heading back, we reminded everyone to control their speed since the majority of the trail would be downhill. We met a family of riders at the parking lot using a trail-a-bike, and we gave them one of our fliers.
Next ride is scheduled for Cheeseboro Canyon Saturday May 7th from 9 to noon. Look for the Gray Honda minivan with the CORBA/IMBA stickers; hope to see you there!