About a year and a half ago, I got wind of a group in the Phoenix area that had such a good time when they met up at a local coffeeshop for breakfast on Bike to Work Day, that they decided to keep the tradition going every Friday. I tend to have a lot of bicycling things I want to talk about, but find it challenging to have good conversations in the middle of bike rides (“Why yes, we SHOULD change that intersection, AUGH, LOOK OUT FOR THAT SKUNK!”). So I thought it would be a good idea to start a homegrown version where it would be possible to gather, eat, and talk about bikes, without having to worry about dodging potholes at the same time. And thus, Bicycle-Friendly Fridays were born!
If this sounds good and interesting to you, I encourage you to join us. We meet up at the Blue Baker on Dominik Drive, and most of us tend to arrive at around 7:15, depending on our individual morning schedules. We’ll have a bite to eat, chat for a bit, and then head our respective ways for work. It’s a nice way to start the morning.