Sunday, June 3, 2012

Munchkin goes on a Bike Ride

Today Munchkin went on his first bike ride. He road with me in the Ride for Heart. Super early this morning we packed him up in the bike trailer and off I went to do the ride with the team from my office. For those that don't know, Ride for Heart is an annual event in Toronto where the Gardner Expressway and the Don Valley Parkway are closed for the morning so riders who have signed up and done fundraising for the Heart & Stroke foundation can ride up and down the highway that is usually congested with cars. You also have a choice of three distances, 25k, 50k or 75k. This year we did the 25k. I thought that 50k would be too much for the little munchkin and well for me since I haven't really done much in the way of bike riding this spring. Munchkin did pretty well. He had a little meltdown when we got onto the Don Valley from the Gardiner. The helmet was pretty heavy on his head and his head kept flopping forward. Once we had a little snuggle and he calmed down, I got him rearranged with some blankets so his head would stay upright and comfy. He promptly fell asleep and stayed that way for the rest of the ride. All in all it was a good ride. I managed to raise $1378 for the Heart & Stroke Foundation. This was the best year yet for donations. It was so wonderful to be able to bring Munchkin with me this year. It's become an important event for me to take part in because of him and this year especially so because I wanted to do something in honour of his honorary grandfather Charlie who passed away this past March from heart issues. Munchkin's Mom. PS. I'll post some pictures tomorrow.

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