It was a mild 36F at 5PM when I left home for the six mile ride to Buttonwood Park in New Bedford, MA. On the way I stopped at the secret base of the New Bedford Starchasers and met up with a few of the riders. We left the park on schedule at 6:30 PM, and rode to a couple of the collection boxes where we picked up winter coats and clothing for kids in need.
We were met at Common Park in the city by those collecting the clothing, bearing gifts. Coffee and doughnuts. Inside the holiday themed park were were also offered “cocoa on the commons” by a group giving away the drinks and snacks.
It was a great night for a bike ride with a wonderful group of riders. There is nothing I would rather have done than to spend the evening with these people. (Even if my video skills were way below par).
2019 Winter Solstice ride with the Starchasers from John Sullivan on Vimeo.