Fun Alley Tour

Larry Robinson was the ride leader (far right) for this Bike Hikers ride. We started at the Guy West Bridge near Sac State.We stayed on low-traffic streets when not riding through an alley – a good thing since this group tends to take over at least one lane of traffic and does a terrible job of following the rules of the road. As an LCI who DOES what I teach others, this is disheartening. Problem areas: stopping at stop signs, stopping when the traffic light turns yellow, yielding to pedestrians, following first-come, first-served right of way rule, riding more than 2-wide, riding left of the center line.The turnaround point was in Old Sacramento. A view of what locals are calling the Darth Vader Building:This is the nicest and friendliest group of people ever, but I wish I could help them improve their bicycling-in-traffic skills. However, one other Bike Hiker, also concerned about safety, told me they are “uneducable.” =(

Nevertheless, this ride was a lot of fun. Larry was a great ride leader. We rode a total of 17 miles through all kinds of alleys. One of my favorites was Eggplant Alley. Later Justin told me all the alleys have names now although there are very few signs. The best art work was downtown on Kayak, near K St.

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