We are all about providing campers with fun adventures which bring out their grit and challenge them in just the right ways. Yesterday was no exception!
We covered 25 miles and climbed 3,500 vertical feet as we led a group of riders up to the West Point Inn and (the best part) back down on a beautiful President's Day. This was our first day-long ride during a school holiday, and we decided to break away from our typical summer camp curriculum. It was a lot of climbing (!), but that gave us time to chat and get to know our cool campers.
We were so impressed! Not only was this a group of talented riders, but they were kind and supportive, with hugely positive attitudes. The kids kept on truckin' and we enjoyed our lunches, and a spectacular view from atop Mt. Tam! After spending 5 hours (with breaks) getting up the mountain, we cruised back into Fairfax in one hour, enjoying an exhilarating downhill, including watching four river otters frolicking in Bon Tempe Lake! It was a truly magical day.
Upon arriving back in town, smiles and high fives ensued, along with some amazed expressions from the parents. After re-fueling on ice cream, smoothies and slices of pizza, everyone went on their way, and, we are certain, slept very well.