Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Washington Park Bike Tour

As I mentioned back on January 20, I have just spent most every Saturday morning in the wilds of Washington Park during the last two and a half months. I was helping Joost, an intern with the Park, map and clear some new mountain biking trails. We scouted out lots of possible trails and cleared three of them, totaling about 11 kilometers or so of challenging single and double track riding.Joost is now back in Holland finishing up his project report, but last Friday, Miguel, of Bonaire Wellness Connexions, and I peddled a 26km loop in the park that connected all three trails. Then on Sunday morning, Miguel lead a group of 17 intrepid souls on a longer route through the park that also included these new trails.
There were some flat tires, crashes, and one unplanned excursion into the cactus. The trails are very hilly and even the expert riders were exhausted by the end, but the reports I've heard so far about the ride have been enthusiastic.

Miguel has posted lots more pictures from the ride on his Bonaire Wellness web site.

No comments: