Sunday, June 6, 2010

Heels with our Wheels

On Saturday, we enjoyed a hot but precipitation-free Heels on Wheels ride.

A small, well-attired group of gals rode from Woodruff Park, up Peachtree Street, through midtown, and along Ponce de Leon Ave., and then promptly headed over the "King of Pops" homemade popsicle stand at the corner of North and Highland Avenue. Nothing beats the heat like a pineapple-cilantro popsicle bursting with flavor!

One of the goals was simply to be "seen" by the afternoon crowds out shopping and dining, to leave them with an impression that riding a bicycle could be stylish and relaxed. So, after popsicles, we meandered around Little Five Points and Inman Park, passing all of the shopping districts and restaurant patios we could find.

We ended the ride with a cool drink and some snacks at Sauced. The conversation was informal, but touched on many of the issues women face when riding - pedals that don't get slippery under your favorite pair of dress shoes, routes for avoiding hills, lighting. I learned some great tips, and I think everyone else did too.

PS: This is a Let's Go Ride a Bike Summer Games post!


  1. sounds like it was a great time!

  2. Lovely blog, lovely pics! I'm really enjoying your focus on real-life biking. I'll be adding your blog to my blogroll today!

  3. Thanks, it was a blast! We'll do another one in a couple of months.

  4. Glad to have you playing the Games! You guys look great.