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Posted by on Apr 6, 2015 in Blog, Cycling Routes, Pacific Northwest, Rural Rides, Skagit County | 0 comments

Easter Tulip Ride

About 20 cyclists joined me and co-leader Bruce Zunser (thanks Bruce!) on the Skagit Flats & Tulip Fields ride yesterday.

We spun through the quiet Fir Island fields, had lunch at the nice Rexville Grocery, then braved a bit of a headwind to end our tour among the tulip fields and the long lines of cars.

Fortunately, on the bikes, we could just zip by the car traffic. Added bonus: they only charge you to park a car, so our visit to the fields was free!

Here are some photos from the day:

Starting the ride

At the start of the ride, we welcomed two visitors from Vancouver, B.C. (in green). My co-leader Bruce (behind them, on right), and new leader Edie (front right) helped get the group ready to roll.

Posing for photos

We posed for photos and muddied our cleats on a visit to the tulip fields.

Bruce Zunser photo

Great shot by co-ride leader Bruce Zunser with the old barn offsetting the colorful tulips.

Steve and Bill

Selfie with my friend Steve Cardin (in blue), a stalwart on the People’s Coast Arthritis Bike Classic ride, a great fundraising event that tackles the Oregon coast.

Bike parking

A handy fence gave us free bike parking while we walked the tulip fields.

Tulip portrait

Couldn’t resist posing for a shot with Susie in front of this colorful scene.

The tulips are blooming early this year, so get up there soon, before they fade.

The tulip bloom is early this year, so get up there soon, before they fade.

 

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