We have to haul our bikes down to a staring point, unlike in Anchorage, where we could ride right from our house for miles and miles. The bike trails here in Spudville have a few starts and stops!
We started out along the river, it's so pretty along the trail: We wind along the river for a few miles until we are on the edge of downtown. There is a really nice Fireman Monument right along the trail. I always think of my very favorite Fireman, Chris! Here's a picture: Pretty soon we are right downtown, but you'd never know it! The trail winds through a big park, in fact our zoo is located in this park. On one of our rides a few days ago, the giraffes were out, and had their heads hanging over the tall wooden fence! Of course, I didn't have the camera that day!
Here are some pictures along the trail:
Pretty soon we come to a nice public golf course: With a very important amenity!
Even our "out houses" in Spudville are pretty!
At this point we are on the other side of town, toward the foothills: Right about here we are back along the river, and ride for about a mile more before turning around. It's about 20 miles round trip, and a GREAT workout! Nothing like two hours of hard exercise to burn a few calories--650 to be exact. And I love every minute of it!
In the interest of full disclosure, I will admit that we usually stop at Starbucks on the way home and treat ourselves to a coffee. So make that about 550 calories, I still love every minute of it-- and my coffee too!