Coffeeneuring Ride 2: October 26, 2017
Destination: Wealthy Street Bakery, Grand Rapids, MI
Drink: Chai Latte & Earl Grey Tea
Distance: 11.6 miles
Bikes: Scott Contessa & Soma Grand Randonneur
Keeping up the pace on our catch-up week for the challenge, we found a cool but dry night for a second ride in week 2. The destination coffee shop, Wealthy Street Bakery, was just down the street so we decided to make it the warm-up destination after a longer evening ride.
Riding around Reed’s Lake in East Grand Rapids is one of the best quick loops out of the city. Heading east, we zig-zagged through Grand Rapids until we reached the lake. Naturally, my photos of the lake aren’t as good as my brother’s photos from last year.
As the sun set, it became quite cold for the ride to the bakery. The most direct route from the lake to Wealthy Bakery is on Wealthy Street. It is lightly traveled in the evenings so it is usually an easy ride but it has some very rough sections of cobbles. After bouncing down the street, we were more than ready for a warm drink and a snack.
Looking back at my pictures so far, I’ve realized they are light on bike and the coffee shop themselves. I’ll have to start taking more photos on future rides.