This year a few of us participated in the Can You See Us Now bike rally. The ride is to raise awareness of bicyclists on the road, and it is a slow bike rally from Nob Hill down along old Route 66 for 5 miles finishing at Old Town. I heard numbers anywhere from 350 to 500 riders this year. We had 4 full Penultimates (Peggy, David, Ali and myself) and one partial Penultimate (Connor).
Its a pretty fun ride - biking down Route 66 gives you a new view of the city! After a slow 45 minute ride down Central to Old Town we hung around at the ride end as they raffled off prizes. After a little bit (enough time to give the small Penultimate some time at the park) we then rode back to Nob Hill by heading down Mountain, up Indian School, and then to the diversion channel and back along Silver. We were meeting a lot of other Penultimates (a total of 12) for dinner at what was supposed to be Serafin's, but they were closed. But we moved across the street to the Route 66 Malt Shop for delicious burgers and milkshakes and enjoyed a nice fall evening. At the end of the pictures below is the blurb from the local news. If you look closely you can see Captain Snookums just over the interviewed lady's shoulder at 15 seconds.
|At the ride start|
|Bikes as far as the eye can see!|