Let’s go ride a bike!

10 Oct

Once a month, I participate in a community-wide bike ride sponsored by a local Miami Beach bicycle shop. The ride occurs on the second Saturday of every month (yes- even during the sweltering summer months!) at 9 a.m. It takes place on Miami Beach and the police escort the group through the 16-mile ride.

I have done the ride alone a couple of times and it’s been a great way to meet other cyclists in the community. However, I usually ride with my friend Sergio, who is a great biking partner!

It’s always great to catch up with him while getting in some exercise. After the 16-mile ride, we peel off and continue to ride for another five miles or so by ourselves.

There was a huge turnout at yesterday’s ride, probably because it was a gorgeous day and the weather is finally starting to cool off here.

It is always so lovely biking through the streets of South Beach when most of the residents and tourists are still asleep from the night before!

Since there were so many people yesterday, the ride started out much slower than I’m used to. In fact, we were even at the front of the group, trailing behind the police cars! So – the last five miles with Sergio were really necessary to make the bike ride a great workout.

I always look forward to the monthly bike ride because it’s different than my typical workout routine on the weekends (more on that later…) and because I do it with friends!

Do you participate in fitness activities with friends or do you prefer to do them solo?

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4 Responses to “Let’s go ride a bike!”

  1. Rista October 10, 2010 at 10:29 pm #

    That sounds like so much fun! I sometimes see a HUGE group of cyclists biking from Hollywood to Santa Monica in the evenings and wish I had a bike!

    Sometimes it’s good motivation to have a work out buddy because you can push each other do work extra hard. But if you have a workout buddy that doesn’t push you to go that extra mile then it’s not good.

    I’m really enjoying yoga right now and that’s more of a solo thing.

  2. Teri [a foodie stays fit] October 11, 2010 at 9:14 am #

    how fun! I’m currently trying to find a used bike!

    I love workout buddies but lately have been doing most things solo.

  3. Leah G October 14, 2010 at 7:13 am #

    as nice as it is to have other people around to workout with and motivate you… i usually prefer to workout solo. it’s sort of my time alone and to think. it’s actually really frustrating to me when you’re at the gym and getting really into it on a machine and someone is trying to have a real conversation with you – especially while you’ve got headphones in! hello – clearly i’m not interested! 🙂

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