Ramble Ramble: Shall We Cross, Beer and Water / by Ben Weaver

On the last day of April, I led the concluding ride for 30 Days of Biking. In roughly 25 miles, our group of about 60 riders rambled up and then back down the river, making a handful of stops, most notably to participate in a river clean-up near the Columbia Park neighborhood, where St. Anthony Parkway meets the Mississippi. Then to Izzy’s ice cream to try a new flavor that owner Jeff Sommers made in collaboration with Bent Paddle Beer especially for us. The ride ended at Surly Brewery, where I gave a performance. What follows is a piece written from reflections I had as we rode that day and questions that have occurred to me before, during, and since the event. Continue Reading.....