DESTINATION: The Opera House- Rivermarket Kansas City MO
MILEAGE: Over 8 miles
BEVERAGE: Jennifer- Cafe Au Lait Lance- Double white Latte
BIKES: Lance- The Irish Bike- Trek Mtb Jennifer- Citizens Folder
RANDOM NOTES ON THE RIDE:
Oh man! There is NO WAY you could be in the KC area and not go to the Royal Celebration! I was almost 10 the last time they won a World Series and the electric excitement of the city was magnetic. Offices closed, schools closed, it was a day to celebrate in the city. I imagine this is what it is like in other countries when they crown Kings and Queens and such.
Navigating the 800,000 people was a dream by bike! KC is not a big city. It's population is around 440,000. Knowing it would be difficult to navigate we drove over to Kaw Valley point in KCK where the Rivertrail begins & started our Coffeeneur there. The trail was deserted and we rode smoothly across the bridge into KCMO and the Rivermarket area. There were people everywhere hanging out waiting to move towards the parade route. We stopped in at the Opera House which is a very cool coffee/brunch place. The staff did their best to not be frazzled by the shear volume of people!
We drank leisurely and then road on toward the parade route. It was so easy that we felt like the smartest people on the planet. Traffic was bumper to bumper and we just flew on by. It was such a beautiful day and to see so many people happy (even maneuvering a large crowd) was immune boost! The players and their families were overwhelmed with gratitude. It was an amazing day.
Days like this make me glad I have a folder. So easy!
This parade was the best!
A sea of people and all that we encountered were kind and considerate. Amazing!