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Picnic was a huge hit, great kickoff to “First Saturdays”

Thanks to everyone who came out and supported our first First Saturday group ride and cookout. 

The weather couldn’t have been better for such an occasion. Race Pace brought out a fleet of trail bikes for folks to try. We had around 60 people out, including 11 junior riders, and after breaking into several group rides, everyone was treated to some master grillwork and a range of treats courtesy of OLV sponsor Ron Howard & Associates. Topping the list of yummy food was the marinated chicken breasts, the giant grilled portabellos, the box of Krispy Kreme donuts (thanks to whoever brought those) and a good old fashioned pot of homemade baked beans from Todd Skopic. The rides were great but the cookout was the real treat, with conversations ranging to every topic, people enjoying the outdoors and each others’ company, kids running around…it was a blast!

We are hoping to start something of a Patapsco tradition for this ride, with First Saturdays becoming a regular meeting day for a large # of riders who then gather again post-ride for a cookout or get-together of some sort. If everyone who has a good time makes sure to bring one friend to the next one, this thing will be big in no time….

See you in October!

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