The Wheels Keep Turning: Bike to Work Day

You may think that volunteering at the Bike to Work Day is a very straightforward thing, but it’s not. You have to go to a meeting in advance, and…alright, I’ll admit it, there isn’t too much to it. But still, I put in some commitment. Like standing outside in the freezing cold for about three hours! But I’ll get into that later.

The meeting was fantastic. I met so many new people and didn’t really pay too much attention to what the person was actually saying. Don’t worry, my mom was right next to me taking notes so I wasn’t really stressed. I was surprised at how long the people had been doing it for. This was obviously my first year, so I didn’t really expect too many people to be doing it for five or more years.

Finally getting to the Bike to Work Day event, it was freezing outside. We had a booth and bags of goods for people biking to their work. We were right next to the ferry, so many people biked by. Ironically, my mom and I drove to the event, because I had math class right before it and we couldn’t fit bikes for both me and my mom in the trunk.

We socialized with the other people at our stand, as well as the bikers going by. At one point my mom decided that we should warm up our fingers, so she busted out our ukuleles and made me play with her. It helped very little. Eventually we got tired of that, but then the treats came out and the hot drinks truck came by.

 

After I had a hot chocolate and who knows how many sweets, it was almost time to go. I was sad to leave, but I had a feeling that if the wheels kept turning in my brain, I would come back.

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