What a great day it was in Brooklyn for the beginning of The Kindness Bicycle Tour, temperature in the 60s with overcast skies, a cyclists dream. The Atlantic Ocean at Coney Island is where we did the ceremonial tire dip. My sons, Alex and Peter flew into town to be a part of the kick-off ceremony. My daughter Lizzie had college finals and couldn’t make the trip but we had her on the phone as we toasted this 7,400 mile trip.
A local Brooklyn native, Pam, who owns, Journey, a furnishing shop in DUMBO, was a much needed tour guide and took us on all the back roads and short cuts on this 44 mile day. Nathan Reitz, a videographer who drove from Denver to New York to document our Tour will be traveling with us, in his own vehicle for the next six months.
The interest in this tour is already more than I have ever would have expected, as many people praised this mission and several even told of their abuse, some too young to remember.
One of my favorite stops along the way, during my ride, was to get a haircut at Alice Hair on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Alice is a big supporter and her talented staff added to the enjoyment of the day.