12th and Orchard Avenue, Grand Junction, CO
What could be more Christmasy than a bike ride to gaze upon houses decorated with bedazzling Christmas lights? Okay, lots of presents and a bicycle under the tree on Christmas morning, but this is a close second. This will be a short bike ride, just an hour and a half or two hours, riding through some neighborhoods in the northern part of GJ. We'll start at the Albertsons at 12th and Orchard, head off to see some neighborhoods north of Patterson and end the ride by cruising through Crestview, a neighborhood that lights up like no other. We'll leave open the option of also riding to and from downtown GJ to check out the lights along the way and on Main Street (depending on how cold it is and how motivated we all are). Then we'll cap the night with coffee or cocoa at the coffee shop at the corner of 12th and Bookcliff.
Since the lights get better as we get nearer December 25, but the nights also tend to get colder, we'll plan on doing this ride on the evenings of December 7, December 14, and December 21, Saturday evenings all. Assuming the weather cooperates.
The best bike for this would be your "towner" or even your mountain bike as we'll be riding slow and in the dark. Bring head and tail lights, and lots of warm clothes, but be sure to dress in layers. There aren't any big hills on this ride so no worries there. Extra credit and bragging rights if you decorate your bike!
Anyone and everyone is invited, the more the merrier! Join us for what has become a Christmas tradition around here, won't you?