Ride Report: 5/7

May 7, 2016

Destination: Ada, MI
Distance: 10  miles
Bike: Surly Long Haul Trucker & Soma Grand Randonneur

With rain in the forecast, we weren’t sure if a ride was going to happen today. Despite some early clouds, it turned out to be a great day for a ride. My brother is in town for the weekend so we explored the paths around Ada and Cascade.

We began the ride in downtown Ada and got to cross the historic covered bridge there right away.

Covered Bridge in Ada, MI
Covered Bridge in Ada, MI
Through the covered bridge in Ada
Through the covered bridge in Ada

From there, we continued on some paths along the Thornapple River and took a short break on a bridge over the river.

 

View of Thornapple River from Bridge
View of Thornapple River from Bridge

After some rough paths we arrived in Cascade at the riverside park some of you may recognize from a previous post. At the riverbank, we met a new friend

frog_zoom

With a snack and water, we headed north along Cascade Road to Ada Drive. Ada Drive is quite a downhill to downtown Ada and before we know it we were back where we started.

Grand Rapids Bicycle Company Ada, MI
Grand Rapids Bicycle Company Ada, MI

 

Getting fancy with the photography
Getting fancy with the photography