On Sunday, a hundred or so happy cyclists came out to circle Jamaica Plain in JP Bikes annual bike parade. My 3 1/2 year old son Peter rode with me in the annual JP Bikes Spring Roll and had a blast. Participants were encouraged to decorate their bikes. It was hard to keep Peter focused but we did manage to get some streamers and ribbons on the bike and flower stickers on my helmet. Peter was chuffed to get a pinwheel and a balloon for the ride. I attached the pinwheel to the back of the child seat for the ride but later Peter suggested putting the pinwheel on his helmet.
The ride itself was great fun consisting of a loop up South Street & Centre St, down the Southwest Corridor Bike Path, and then back up South Street. The Boston Police provided a good escort clearing the roads for bikes and helping us all stay together through intersections. One of the JP Bikes leaders towed along a stereo system playing some great ska music through the ride and then once we finished we got funky to “Sex Machine” by James Brown. I was surprised that a healthy number of people turned out to cheer us on from the sidewalks and yard of JP. It sure felt good.
Thanks to JP Bikes for a great event.
The first two photos here are from the event website taken by Photo by Jennifer Uhrhane of http://www.detailphoto.com/. The other two are from my own camera.