August has slipped into September and RAGBRAI suddenly seems a distant memory. Those of us in the Midwest are facing a bleak future of stationary biking. But there's still time to seize the last moments of summer on Monday with the annual Cedar Rapids Mayors Bike Ride, sponsored by the Linn County Trails Association.
With registration from 9-10 a.m. at the Ellis Park swimming pool parking lot, the 8-mile fun ride is free and open to the public. It will start at 10:15 a.m. and will go through downtown Cedar Rapids, around Cedar Lake and back to Ellis Park.
Tom Hicks and I are planning to incorporate lunch and a longer afternoon ride into the day, so join us if you can. A good time is sure to be had by all.
Best of all, the flood repairs on the trail through Cedar Rapids should be completed. And the weather forecast looks ideal.