Friday, August 14, 2009

ANYONE FOR A BIKE RIDE???

I took part in a "Big Bike Ride" with my gym, Contours Express! We were raising money and awareness for the Heart and Stroke Fund.

Here's the bike; I think it could seat 28 people and we had 25.



We all need to be conscious of glare while we're driving. So, our captain, Sherri, passed out the sunglasses.



The shorties sat in front so we could reach the pedals. Here are some of the people behind me getting themselves seated and adjusting their hand clappers.

And here is yours-truly! I carried a tamborine.
There was a rep from the Heart and Stroke Foundation in charge of steering and braking. (Thank heavens for that!!!) We had a police escort and sections of the course were closed to the public until we were through (perhaps a 10 minute run). There was loud, wonderful music while we rode -- Beatles, Beach Boys; and we were all coached in hand signals for turning as well as the loud forward "CHARGE"!!! and all the appropriate places to yell "YAHOO".
What fun! I think I'll do it again!


PS - This is only Post #95: there's 5 more to go until my 100th post and my big give-away. So, remember to enter your story here http://newfie-girl.blogspot.com/2009/08/give-away-time.html to win my super-duper, yet-to-be-decided prize.

8 comments:

Emma said...

so fun, way to go!!
It's nice to be involved

Nezzy said...

Cool bike! Looks like you all had a good time for a wonderful cause. You go girl. Have a great week-end.

Teena in Toronto said...

Good for you!

Marie said...

Looks like so much fun Doris! Loved the pictures!

DUTA said...

You look radiant in the photo!!!
The sunglasses have a funny design that draws attention, which is good. The bicycle is something I've never seen, so naturally I'm impressed by its size and structure.

That's what we call to combine fun with a serious, noble cause.

A human kind of human said...

Hi Sandy, It looks like such fun, and I love the sunglasses. Hope you enjoyed both the ride and the tambourine.

Drowsey Monkey said...

omgosh! That looks like a blast

Wanda said...

That did look like fun...I would have to sit in front...I'm short!