The 12th annual BikeAbout was a great success. A record crowd of over 400 riders turned out on a picture perfect day to tackle the 12 mile ride. The goal of the event is two-fold - highlight Columbia's history and promote the path and open system. The enthusiastic responses from riders are testament to the achievement of the goal. Learning new routes, experiencing the wooded open space, learning more about Columbia, riding with friends and family, friendly and knowledgeable volunteers and well-marked trails were the often cited comments culled from the survey sent out after the event.
Taking full advantage of the 93 miles of paths is admittedly challenging without path markers or a GPS guide. Columbia Association's Active Transportation Agenda is addressing the issues of way-finding and connectivity. But armed with a path map which can be purchased at CA Member Services, the village offices, or Columbia Archives, and the routes of past BikeAbout posted below, it can be done and fun.
And for those who would like to take a virtual ride to relive this year's BikeAbout we've added an interactive tool to explore the route. Click here to view our presentation on Prezi. You can use the arrows to move along the path we've designated or use your mouse to explore different areas of the map on your own. The up and down arrows on your keyboard will let you zoom in and out of the presentation; the scroll function on your mouse will work too. Play around with the presentation as you relive BikeAbout 2012.