Today was the first official ride of the UCF Bike Bus, and it went great! We still didn’t have any passengers, but Jason and I had a great time and observed great civility while riding down University Blvd at 7:30 am this morning and at 5:00 pm this afternoon. This portion of the 15 miles route is 6 miles long and takes us about 25 minutes.
The morning commute, while noisy since we’re on a 6-lane road, is usually very comfortable and we often have the road to ourselves. There is more traffic in the afternoons, and people do not seem as calm since they just spent a full day at work, so it’s not always as pleasant. However, today both rides were amazing. We did not get a single beep in the morning, and only 2 minor ones in the afternoon. Watching the video from the rear camera showed that people were not only being civil to us, but to each other too as they helped cars merged onto their lane 1-2 car lanes behind us.
I got home energized and excited for future Bike Bus rides. As I sit here 3 hours later writing this post, while eating a homemade ice pop, I’m still basking in the joy of the ride home and can’t wait to do it again.
So what are you waiting for? Join us on Wednesday for ride #2!
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