Two weeks ago. The Husband and I participated in the John Lewis Memorial Freedom Ride. This ride involved well over 100 cyclists. I was so excited to participate in this ride. We haven’t done a group ride other than with our Pedego group in months. I was looking forward to seeing some familiar faces. So let me tell you the reason behind the ride if you haven’t figured it out already. This ride is to celebrate the life of the civil right activist John Lewis. He has done some great things for the state of Georgia and the country in general. The ride started on Pryor Street in Atlanta and ended at the John Lewis mural off Auburn Ave.
We left the house and met up with the other group we normally ride with. I really enjoyed just mingling with other cyclists and reconnecting with some people I haven’t seen in a really long time. It just feels great to be part of a welcoming community. They had some Chick-fil-a , water, t-shirts, and Powerade waiting for us at both locations. We also visited the grave site of John Lewis. It was such an amazing experience. We were able to help raise funds for the cause to continue John Lewis work. Once we got to the mural we did a balloon release. After the ride we went back to the starting point. I was able to meet some women from a Facebook group that I am a part of as well. The ride wound up being a total of 10.05 miles.
I am hoping to be able to participate in this ride next year as well. It was a great experience and I really had a great time. I enjoy meeting new people and being able to workout at the same time. The added bonus was doing it for such a great cause.