Missy's Homestead - Sonoma County Bicycle Expo
After the ride about town we ended up downtown in a parking lot that had been blocked off and had 20 or so bike oriented booths set up. All the bike shops had a booth showcasing bikes and products, many of them offering deep discounts on stuff they were selling. There were some local food vendors, of course New Belgium Brewery (which is employee owned and all about bikes) were there selling beer and doing fun silk screens etc. There were bike ramps set up for racing, there were young guys doing tricks on tiny bikes. There we a bunch of old school bikes that had been restored for sale. There were also a lot of swap meet type booths where you could get used bike parts on the cheap if you were looking for something specific. I ended up buying a new seat for me old school cruiser that my brother in law bought me at a yard sale. (I can't wait till it is all fixed up so I can ride it around town with Lola in the front basket)
We spent a couple hours down there just wandering around, having lunch, chatting with other local bike owners and having a very nice Sunday afternoon in our community. I was impressed at how many people showed up with their own bikes and were wandering around checking out what the community had to offer. Overall it was a super fun, low key time and it inspired me to get out more and ride my bike which is something i have been working hard to do since I moved here. Hopefully this will continue to keep me motivated in this green activity which is so good for me and so good for the environment. Write in and lets us know how often do you use your bike?
Until next time, Consume More and Buy Less.
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