Richmond Tacky Lights Tour by bike

Last week, RABA had it’s annual Tacky Lights Tour. There may have been 50 cyclist show up to ride. Bikes were decorated, cyclists were decorated, and it was moderate weather! Makings for a perfect holiday tour. We cycled 20 miles or so. Included in the tour were the lake at Byrd park, The James Center, The Jefferson Hotel, The John Marshall, and some of the old favorites around Richmond.

After the ride, we converged on Palani Drive for food, fellowship and beverages. It was fun, and we finally solidified a group and date for the sewing class we talked about doing last year. Several folks from RABA are interested in learning to sew, or furthering their skills. Mostly for making bike related items or touring related items like panniers, handlebar bags, tarptents or camping quilts.

What fun. I’m anxious to begin. There are really only 4 spaces in the class, so we are already beyond capacity, but knowing the group, we will all just have a blast. Can’t wait.

The tacky lights tour pics are below. Look at the crowd. This was my second year to do it, and last year was very, very cold.

I cycled to church yesterday, but am not getting many miles in. It’s time to begin to re-focus myself and begin setting weekly goals to continue to be prepared to venture out again at the first sign of warmer temps.

Cycle joyfully and remember: if you’re not having fun; you’re in the wrong gear.

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About rivercityweaves

I'm a mom, wife and fiber artist, living in rural Virginia. On days I'm not creating fiber art or teaching others how to, I'm probably saddle surfing on my Bianchi, or laughing with friends.
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1 Response to Richmond Tacky Lights Tour by bike

  1. Steve says:

    It looks like a great event! I conducted my own Christmas Light Ride last night but it lacked the convivial spirit of this one. That’s probably because I rode it by myself!

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