Marj and Charlie Wippermann organized another wonderful bike ride on March 18th, 2017. We started at Jesse Owens Park and rode to Saguaro National Park East, along the Old Spanish Trail. Our group included Marj and Charlie, Linda Livingston, Bill and Cynthia VerDuin, and Michelle and Ken Perrin. Here is our group at the ramada near the Saguaro National Park Visitor's Center.
We got geared up at Jesse Owens Park, south of Broadway on Sarnoff. Gearing up includes wearing helmets and bringing water. We are in a desert, after all.
It was about a 6 mile ride to the Visitor's Center. We parked our bikes while some of the group checked out the center.
From the Visitor's Center, we journeyed on into the park a ways. Charlie, Cynthia, and Bill took an 8 mile loop inside park. Marj, Linda, Michelle, and Ken took a shorter route (about 4 miles round trip) to a parking lot near a picnic area in the park. Here are Marj, Linda, and Michelle in front of the beautiful desert; with the Santa Catalina Mountains in the background. The colors of the desert flora are amazing this time of year.
The group headed back along the Old Spanish Trail and stopped for a reward and some relaxation before heading home. This was another great Casas Adobes Congregational Church outing.