For the most part, 2020 has been a lonely year of pandemic-induced isolation—except when we got outside on our bikes. Due to lockdown travel restrictions, we had to stick close to home, but were happy to discover trails and places in Toronto we’d never cycled before, like the Highland Creek Trail, the Leslie Street Spit and Tommy Thompson Park, and the Beltline Trail. Heck, even a curbside pick-up from IKEA was a welcome and exciting excuse to leave the house and go for a long bike ride!
So when a friend invited us to the Santa For Safe Streets ride down Yonge Street this month, we were thrilled to join in! Here’s a video we made of the festivities:
And here’s a photo of the whole group, with wonderful costumes and many varieties of bicycles!
(At least seven people in this group have Bromptons, though only two were riding them. The rest of us have already switched to our winter bikes, like me on my Strida.)
Because of the pandemic, this ride had to be kept small and we all wore masks. Still, it was so much fun, and we’re very much looking forward to 2021 when we beat COVID-19 and can organize big group rides again. Until then, stay safe everyone! And HAPPY HOLIDAYS from me and Pier.