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kara et al: a family bike date in Utah

May 26, 2011

This week’s bike date comes from the beautiful backdrop of Salt Lake Valley, Utah. Kara, who is an avid cyclist and übertalented crafter – just check her site Knitting Lemonade for proof! – contributed these wonderful photos of her and her family on a group ride. As I’ve said before, Bike Dates don’t just come in one form and aren’t just about your traditional boy/girl couple – they’re about celebrating outings by bike with your loved one, your family, your best friends, and anyone else you enjoy spending time with. It’s all about getting out there and breathing fresh air while moving your legs. Bonus points if you can round up a stunning backdrop like this one or a cute little companion like Maggie…

Greetings from Utah! A couple of weeks ago, I went on a family bike date with my sister, Bri, brother-in-law, Adam, and wee Maggie. I went down to their neck of the woods to ride the Lehi section of the Jordan River Parkway. The Jordan River Parkway is basically a 40-mile urban park that runs along the Jordan River–so there are many places you can hop on and off throughout the whole Salt Lake Valley.

The family that bikes together...

It took us a little while to get going, especially when coordinating with bike racks and baby trailers. But eventually we got it all down pat and were able to hit the parkway. (Maggie was very helpful getting everything ready.)

I cans help

This was Maggie’s first ride, and she wasn’t too sure about it all.

I don't know about this...

But a bottle soon fixed that.

Ok, situation contained. Bike on

Since I mostly ride solo, biking with family was such a nice change. Here are some snaps taken from the ride.

My family

The artistic shot

Betty riding the Jordan River

I think the MVPs of the ride were Bri, for toting Maggie in the baby trailer, and Maggie for just being so darn cute.

Yay for Maggie

Here’s to many more family bike dates to come!

Thanks, Kara! If you want to follow more of Kara’s cycling adventures, hop on over to Knitting Lemonade and get acquainted with her and her three gorgeous bikes. 

9 Comments leave one →
  1. May 26, 2011 07:27

    Great description of what a bike date’s all about. I love Knitting Lemonade and these photos make me want to have a baby and move to Utah. :)

  2. Pat permalink
    May 26, 2011 08:02

    My son would never get in that trailer. EVER! Of course, he is almost 6 feet tall and probably wouldn’t fit anyway! Looked like a great day. Utah is a beautiful state. I would love to ride there someday.

  3. May 26, 2011 11:02

    Yay! Thanks for spotlighting my family outing. It was a great day. But any day I can spend with Maggie is a great day. I think she has many bike rides in her future.

    And thanks for the lovely things you said about my blog. Right back at ya!

  4. May 26, 2011 12:02

    Kara, her family, and her bike adventures always make me smile.

  5. May 26, 2011 16:19

    Kara, her wit, her many talents, and her blog always make me smile. Such a perfect bike date, having fun with family!

  6. May 26, 2011 20:24

    Wonderful family adventure for all ages and absolutely lovely vista. I completely agree – Kara has a wonderful blog and I enjoy her crafty and cycling adventures!

  7. May 26, 2011 22:51

    What a cute bike day. Kara is kind of my hero.

  8. May 27, 2011 15:31

    This makes me want to set up a family bike date, stat! Fun times. :)

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