Fall is one of my favorite times to bike. The air is crisp and cool, the smell of leaves turning is pungent, and a bike ride is one of the best ways to take it all in.
Biking in the Fall can be a great time to explore new and exciting places. In A Taste of Fall Biking – Part 1 we talked about some fun family activities you can do on your bike to spice up your Fall riding. In this post we are going to expand that list to give you even more ideas and options to get out and ride through Fall.
Visit a State Park
There are so many state parks that most of us have never visited and many of these parks offer a variety of bike riding options including, mountain biking trails, road biking paths, and plenty of space to cruise. Bring your bike with you to expand your exploration of the area or pack up your camping gear and bike to your destination! Either way your camping adventure will be amplified by the ability to cover even more miles of pristine wilderness than you could uncover by foot only.
This is also a great time to head out on a solo adventure to some of the parks that are a bit overcrowded in the Summer months. With people heading back to school and fall weather kicking in, you are sure to have more solo time with Mother Nature.
Have you ever heard of geocaching? Well if you haven’t you are in for quite an adventure! Geocaching is the world’s largest treasure hunt and all you need is a smartphone to get in on the fun!
There are millions of geocaches hidden in the world and it is your job to locate them, but what better way to get to your destination than bike? By biking from site to site you are sure to increase the amount of caches you uncover and add your name to the list of cache discoverers before you.
Want to learn more about geocaching check out the video below? Head over to their website for a guaranteed day filled with fun!
Charity and Fundraising Rides
What better way to feel the burn, enjoy the weather, and return home with a feeling of doing something to improve your community than a local charity ride? There are lots of organizations that are now planning rides to help spread their message and build funds for a good cause. Find a bike ride that aligns with your beliefs, raise some funds, and enjoy a ride with like-minded people who love bikes and love the same cause.
Schwinn recently sponsored and participated in the Madison Fairshare CSA Coalition’s annual Bike the Barns 50- and 30-Mile Bike Rides (the photo at the top of this post is from the event). The bike ride took participants through the rural Wisconsin-country side, stopping at several farms for snacks, lunch and dessert, while also giving tours to show participants what these farms do and offer their local communities. They even had prizes for those who raised the most money. The man who raised the most funds choose the Schwinn Cutter to take home for his efforts. Learn more about Madison CSA Coalition here and be sure to check out your local CSA Coalition to learn more about your local farmers.
Do you have more ideas about how to add some adventure and fun to your Fall bike ride? Comment below and let us know how you spice up your Fall ride!