Saturday, July 18, 2009

Saturday Evening Ride

Alex and I rode the Rivergreenway into downtown Fort Wayne tonight. It was a great night for riding - temps in the mid-60's, sunny, no humidity. It's been cool all summer. We had one day at the end of May when the temperature reached 90 degrees for a short time. Since then the temperatures have been mainly in the 70's, with highs last week in the mid-60's. Unusual for Indiana in July, but very welcome.

Here is downtown's very first bike lane below. It stretches 3 whole blocks! Here we are passing the new library where Alex works.

There are pathways on both sides of the St. Joe river heading north from downtown. This side is the result of floodway clearing with massive amounts of rip-rap placed on both sides of the channel. It was controversial since all of the trees and vegetation was removed, but the flooding has been reduced.

We stopped by the Purdue Cooperative Extension Service gardens on the way back. A peaceful end to a great evening bike ride.

Happy riding!


Doohickie said...

Nice pics as always.

60 degrees in the evening.... Is this heaven? No, it's Fort Wayne. ;- )

rlove2bike said...

Looks like a good time was had...Nice

Mike J said...

Looks like a great peaceful ride in some good weather. Doesn't get much better than that.

jeff said...

I love a good path next to a river!