I ride just for the love of it, and before I ever raced or participated in events like fondos, I enjoyed just being on my bike.
Most kids learn to ride bikes at a very young age, but many of them don’t realize at that time that cycling can be a competitive sport as well. NICA has illuminated this fact to many young people here in New Jersey.
I love kids and loved the idea of getting more kids on bikes, so how could I say no. However, after volunteering for this coaching position I realized that I was actually going to have to ride my mountain bike every week.
I pedaled harder and found myself bouncing all over as the rocks pummeled my bike from side to side, but I was still upright. “Woohoo!” I thought, I was making some progress.