Posted by Alan, a resident of the Greenmeadow neighborhood, on Sep 20, 2009 at 7:28 am
According to the website, they had 2,000 participate.
I like the idea behind it, and thought 95% of the cyclist were quite well behaved. I wouldn't mind seeing them come by this way again if they could ask - and likely only about a dozen did this - people not to put loud boom-boxes on their bikes. As someone with kids (an 8 year-old for example) trying to sleep, a bike blasting loud obnoxious music at 11 PM at night is no different than a car doing the same thing.
Could someone in Palo Alto, organize a family-oriented version- of this event? Something during the weekend that uses the Palo Alto bike system. Maybe does a small circle around the city. You could join the group when they pass by your neighborhood and then finish when the group returns.
Posted by Sarah, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Sep 20, 2009 at 8:25 am
A family bike ride around town is a great idea. I think the PTA has organized something like this a couple of times in the past to encourage kids to bike to school. The last one was a few years ago, though.