This past September the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition hosted our first Bike to Wherever Days Bike Scavenger Hunt. We invited everyone in Sonoma County to choose their own adventure in the month of September. We encouraged participants to ride around their neighborhood, take a ride out one of the many beautiful bike trails throughout Sonoma County, visit downtown, schedule a bike up library book pick up at their local library, ride out to a Regional Park, go on a (socially distanced) group ride, catch a sunrise or a sunset and most importantly learn about their bike and how to safely ride it everywhere in Sonoma County!
Here are some highlights from our top Bike Scavenger Hunt point earners.
Adam Chang (age 3) submitted his scavenger hunt photos (with the help of his parents Andy and Julia). Adam used his balance bike to travel around his neighborhood and visited the Garden of Reading at the Petaluma Library. He also discovered a fierce tiger out on the Lynch Creek Trail (see photo for evidence). He helped clean up the trail by picking up trash and he captured some excellent photos throughout the month of September.
Long time Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition member Gini Newell was our top point earner. Gini shared her thoughts on Bike to Wherever Days with her Bike Scavenger Hunt submission:
“It was fun to track my Bike to Wherever Days miles in the month of September and photograph the many sights and discoveries along the way. Another enjoyable activity was to join the scavenger hunt and figure out how to send those photos of “the finds” on their way to you! More fun to share the benefits of joining the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition and inspiring others to “come on out and ride” with joy and safety!”
One of the most rewarding aspects of this year’s SCBC BTWD Bike Scavenger Hunt is that this event showcased how much our organization is truly a coalition. Our members come from every city and unincorporated part of Sonoma County, and our membership is made up of families and dedicated individuals who range in ages from one to late 80’s (if we have a Centenarian SCBC member who wants to share their bike story with us let us know!). We come from all walks of life and we all share in the SCBC mission to make Sonoma County the BEST place to ride a bicycle.