Ride to eat cupcakes, eat cupcakes to ride.
On Saturday, that’s exactly what a celebratory group of 18 bicyclists did, navigating 8 miles to visit 3 bakeries and consume countless cupcakes. All in the best summer finery, of course.
After setting off from Wicker Park, we stopped first at Alliance Bakery, my personal favorite of the day. Such delicious and beautiful confections!
The group got a little sidetracked by a very pink sidewalk sale at a boutique next door…
But we soon got back to serious cupcake business.
Next we biked through Wicker Park and Bucktown and across the river to Roscoe Village for our second stop, Bleeding Heart.
There we visited with a bicyclist who would have joined us for the ride, if she had not had to work at the bakery that day. Hi! :)
We took a break at a park across the street, as we began to realize that eating more than one cupcake in a row can be quite a challenge.
Then after riding through Roscoe Village, Lakeview and Lincoln Park, we arrived at our final bakery, Sweet Mandy B’s. A final round of cupcakes was ordered, because we’re hardcore like that.
Finally, we parked ourselves at the beautiful rose garden in nearby Oz Park for a picnic of … cupcakes! And champagne! A lovely combination.
Merci Beaucoup to my partner in crime, Sara. I literally could not have done it on my own, without her enthusiasm and route-mapping skillz. And mucho gracias to our adorable yet badass corker, Ash.
Thanks to everyone who came out! You’re all awesome!
What kind of ride should we do next? Perhaps some gelato and ice cream? Perhaps!