Picturesque setting overlooking an iconic bay + Stellar weather + Partnering with an incredible bike advocacy organization! It's just that easy.
Yesterday we dropped in on the Ybike (YMCA's San Fran bicycle program) Learn to Ride event on the Main Post Lawn in the Presidio district of San Francisco.
If you know of the Presidio you know what a special place it is. If you haven't been to the Presidio you absolutely need to. This old military installation turned National Park is one of the most beautiful settings in San Francisco and a wonderful place to spend an afternoon with the family.
While reaching out to bike advocacy orgs in advance of the Northern California leg of our Raise Riders Tour, we were e-introduced to Matt Dove, Director of Bicycle Programs at Ybike. A few emails and phone calls later and we decided to help support Matt's amazing staff, and tireless volunteers at their monthly Learn To Ride Event.
Matt Dove and his little shredder
Every first Sunday or every month, the Ybike team helps hundreds of kids learn to ride. Yes, 100-200 kids EVERY first Sunday! Incredible.
This month (November 2018), over 100 families came by to experience the Ybike learn to ride course PLUS the infamous (ok, in our own minds) Buddy Pegs Bicycle Playground!
Over the course of the afternoon we learned a few more tricks of the trade from the Ybike instructors and had a great time sharing Little Moments and Big Memories.
BONUS: We added two more names to the Pedaler Hall of Fame including this boy who was FIRED UP to feel the freedom of two wheels! Dad was more than a little stoked himself :)
Enjoy the photo gallery - sorry we don't have more pics...it was too busy to shoot more :)
Today we are now on the road for 1 full month and I have to be honest. The difficulties of parenting at home have been seriously amplified on the road.
The trip has been amazing and positive on some many levels, but let’s be real here. Being cooped up in a Metro area within 175 sq ft of living quarters (that’s when we are fully ‘slid out’)...with a smelly feet, hungry kiddo, an exercise starved dog with super bad breath, and a husband pouring his everything into taking our business to the next level (read: a bit more intense than usual) has not made it easy to be Super Mom