Neighborhood Group Ride

As I mentioned in my last post, we’ve been enjoying everyone’s LGRAB Summer Games entries–on Saturday I decided to join in the fun by taking a small group ride through my neighborhood. The ride started out at my friends Erin & Scott’s house near Edgehill Village. Destination? Local popsicle shop Las Palatas.

Katie and me, ready to go

Erin and Scott have road bikes (Scott brand!), but they got along just fine with Katie’s and my vintage wheels.

If you ever come to Nashville, be sure to seek out Las Paletas. This small local business is run by sisters who spent time in Mexico learning authentic paletas recipes; pure fruit & sugar deliciousness, along with flavors like Mexican Caramel, Hot Chocolate and Cucumber and Chili. They have a sign now, so they’re a little easier to find.

Girls and popsicles

The new 12South & Paris development also houses Greenlight Market & Deli, a small store full of local, organic–and reasonably priced–delicacies.

We browsed, then rode back up 12th to Erin & Scott’s. At the last minute, Katie and I decided the ride wasn’t over yet, so we rode back down to one of my favorite watering holes, the 12South Taproom. A beer was just what the doctor ordered at the end of a hot summer ride.

One of the things I love about cycling is the ability to really get to know your neighborhood. Every day I get on my bike I feel lucky to live in a neighborhood that is worth getting to know.

For more on 12South, see my Google Map of the area here.

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10 thoughts on “Neighborhood Group Ride

  1. Vee says:

    mmmm icepops, beer and bikes. lovely.

  2. eva says:

    i love this! and those popsicles look delicious!

  3. Kara says:

    I love the idea of a Popsicle group ride. It looks like a grand time!

  4. LC says:

    how lovely! I am envious of the weather and popsicles (that’s a cheery name for ice lollies!)! We had temperatures in the high 80s on Sunday, today it was 52 :( I had forgotten my gloves and by the time I cycled home I could not feel my hands… how depressing!

  5. Dave says:

    mmmm. i love popsicles. especially really good ones that actually taste like food and not just syrup.

    I love a cold beer on a hot day as well, few things are more refreshing.

  6. Dottie says:

    So much fun! Wish I could have ridden with the Nashville girls during my last visit.

  7. Charlie says:

    Nice post

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