Last night, my 6th grader and her buddy hung out at our house after school to work on some math homework. Her mom dropped her off with her bike, knowing that my kids like to ride. They got their homework done and rode up to the elementary school to ride home with my 4th grader. When it was time to take her friend home, it only made sense to use bikes...after all, her house is only about 2 miles away by car, and I wasn't going to drive her and her bike home on such a nice evening.
In an ideal world, with a fully connected trail around Standing Bear Lake (OR- on street bike facilities along 144th, north of Fort) and grid streets rather than cul-de-sacs, our easy peasy 2ish miles route would have been: