Fayetteville Bike Ride

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010

We try and make it up to Fayetteville for a football game every year and were excited about making it the Vanderbilt/Arkansas game. We let our football season tickets go this year and what a relief that's been. There's nothing crazier than 9 home games and having to figure out how to get the tickets sold. So it's been an easier year as a Hog fan. Jackie knew the Hogs would beat Vandy, and they did, but the Commodores played a good first quarter at least.

We pulled Chloe from school today and headed to the square in downtown Fayetteville. We packed our bikes to ride the Fayetteville bike lanes from the square down to the mall. After a fabulous lunch at Hugo's, we started on Fayetteville's new bike lanes off of Church Street. We took the trail past Dickson street parallel to Gregg all the way to Johnson. Chloe said her rear was sore so we went to the new Target and believe it or not, they had a seat cushion to put on top of your existing seat. She loved it on the way back.

Overall it was an easy, 12 mile route. Chloe did great even at the end of it she announced, "momma, I can't make it, I'm so tired," so I walked both our bikes near Dickson Street. It was downhill to Church Street and our car was parked behind Hugo's. Luckily the City of Fayetteville had trick or treating on the square right as we got back to the car so we walked around and enjoyed it. Chloe wasn't dressed up but did get some candy from the firefighters and businesses on the square. I added a picture also from tailgating with Counts Louise and Stephen before the game. They were so gracious to host us even though her grandmother died and they were in Felton for her funeral. They met us at the tailgate and we enjoyed the beautiful weather. We saw lots of Wynne people going to the game.

Gosh, take your bikes and enjoy Fayetteville's bike lanes. They are open to runners and bikers and have yielding red lights to stop traffic when you cross streets. There were a ton of people out on the trails and we had a great time.

Check out the City of Fayetteville's website! www.accessfayetteville.org They are a very green and forward thinking city!

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