I was able to participate in the Moonlight Madness Bike Ride close to where I live. I grew up riding bikes, but never on the road. My dad and uncle were both bike riders and my uncle still is, but mainly on mountains. I decided to test out my skills since I knew it would be good for my training and I also knew it was a little easier on my knees than running would be for the time. This was a great race, however I was not feeling so great for this race. I know how I am when it comes to races and if I sign up for a race I am going to complete that race unless I am dying!
My friends and I found out about this bike ride and that it was 14 miles. We knew we could do that because on a normal bike ride at a leisurely pace we would go anywhere from 9-10 miles.
Bicycle Sports was one of the main sponsors of this race and hopefully one day I will be able to buy my own bike there!
This bike ride started at 8 or 9 pm (I think) (when it got dark) and went until you finished! It was completely escorted by cops the entire way because there were some shady parts of town that you did not want to go through by yourself. It was also a family friendly ride. There were all kinds of bikes, skaters, roller bladders and strollers out there. I was on my husbands bike, because currently that is all I have to ride that is a good bike.
We went down to the site and waited around after we got our shirts and then decided to go down to a friends house and see them! It was a couple of miles down the road and the race had not started yet.
Since this was family friendly, it was not timed at all. I enjoyed that, because it was just a nice ride with friends.
These two girls are AMAZING!! They are my rock and I am grateful that I met them both! We are all involved in some kind of fitness in our life. My friend on the far right of the picture does cross fit mainly, my friend in the middle is kind of like me, she does a little bit of everything and will try a little bit of everything. Then of course me, I am all over the place when it comes to working out and getting in shape. BUT, I LOVE IT THAT WAY!!
This was a great race and I am so glad that we did it! It was fun, felt great and was a good way to see what we could do without any pressure.
The next race we did was quite a bit harder than this one!
Question: Have you ever done a easy, no pressure bike race? What did you think?