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It’s a Picnic: Outdoor Dining by Bicycle

Original post made by Janet Lafleur, Rex Manor, on Jul 18, 2013

I'm a big fan of dining al fresco, whether it's a luncheon in a formal garden, getting away to nature with a hearty meal on a lazy creek, or a good old-fashioned picnic in a park. So I'm grateful that there are prime outdoor dining spots within easy biking distance of home. For big group cookouts with barbecuing and outdoor games, city parks like Rengstorff Park or Cuesta Park are perfect. But I prefer picnics in quiet hideaways where the setting is just as important as the food and friends, and where we keep the food and gear simple enough that it all fits on the back of our bikes. Where exactly we go just depends on our mood.

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Posted by Jennifer
a resident of Rex Manor
on Jul 21, 2013 at 9:25 pm

Janet, I went to the Elizabeth Gamble Garden on your recommendation this weekend & loved it! The only downside: atypical bike parking system, so I ended up locking up elsewhere. I'm sure I'll be back regardless, thanks for the tip!

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Posted by Janet Lafleur
a resident of Rex Manor
on Jul 21, 2013 at 10:09 pm

Janet Lafleur is a registered user.

@Jennifer Ah, yes. Those old-school bike racks don't work well for many and not at all for some. We have kickstands and cable locks so we were able to use a loop at the bottom of the rack to secure our bikes. One of these days I'll have to try and figure out how they're supposed to work. Glad you had a good time despite the racks.