The East Coast Greenway’s 2018 edition of its Week-A-Year Tour is over after 369 or so miles across 6 days. But some of us weren’t quite ready to get off the bike, and so we joined Titusville residents for a 10-mile fun ride on its trail and its Chain of Lakes Park.
Props to the 7-year-old in the group. Not only did she ride the whole way, but when her handlebar grip went flying off, causing her to lose her balance and tumble onto the grass, she bounced up with “don’t worry, I’m fine” to her mother. That’s the attitude!
We northeners remained fascinated with alligators, stopping twice for photo ops. What a big one! It hung around for a while before tiring of our gawking, lifting itself up and waddling into the water.
Then it was time to head to the local brewery, Playalinda Brewing and a sponsor of this “bike and brew” event, to wrap up our week. Wish we’d had time to bike to the wildlife refuge without having to have been up at the crack of dawn to go birding … next year. And one day there will be a trail along Canaveral National Seashore.
I’m already looking forward to what we’ll find next year as we ride to Key West and the southernmost point on the 3,000-mile East Coast Greenway. No doubt a mixed bag of trail, quiet roads and not-so-great, but it’s clear that Titusville, Brevard County and all of Florida aspires to being better for people on two wheels.