The 2012 KVBC Wake Up The Earth ride started out overcast and cool. The weather forecast indicated that the rain would hold off until the afternoon, qualified by the actual conditions as "maybe." As for riding the Kennebec River Rail Trail, there was no "maybe" about it, and the ten of us took off.
In truth, there was more auto traffic on Earth Day than I would have liked, but for a stretch through Hallowell the way was fairly clear. Once back on the Rail Trail we were again car-free.
An Earth Day information booth crew welcomed us at the Gardiner end of the Rail Trail.
We continued down river to a private boat landing, then regrouped for the return - to Slate's Bakery.
As we returned, the skies began to clear and the sun broke out. We took our place out in the bakery's courtyard as the Earth woke up, and planned our rides to come.
Join us in Wayne on Saturday, April 28, for the next Kennebec Valley Bicycle Club ride!