The best part of blogging is meeting (virtually and in real life) so many cool people who share my passion for cycling. A community of like-minded folks is invaluable: I may have been the only bike commuter at my office, but I was never alone. This weekend was packed full of visitors from the online cycling community, and I had a great time.
Of course, Elisa of Bike Skirt was in town. We met up with Braxton and Ashley and their baby girl Claire, who were visiting from Alabama to test ride Dutch bikes (on Twitter as @brax4444). They are super nice and impressive, getting by with only one car in a city not known for its bike friendliness. They fell in love with the Velorbis Scrap Deluxe at Copenhagen Cyclery. What a dashing couple they would be rolling around Alabama like this!
On Saturday Missy of Cyclin’ Missy and Elizabeth of Bike Commuters joined the group for breakfast. As with Elisa, I felt like I already knew Missy through her blog, and it was fun to meet her for real. That’s a lot of female bike blogging power all together!
Missy was visiting from Michigan and brought her bike (carbon!), so after eating I took her on a tour ride down the Lakefront Trail. Elizabeth rode Oma, making her want a Dutch bike even more.
A real community is out there for bike commuters, even if they live in a city where few others ride for transportation. How has the online community contributed to your cycling lifestyle?