Contributed by Lisa Wilkes
On a brisk Saturday morning in early May, Terry team members Colin Sturgess, David Howard, Serena Wilcox, Jeannette Segale, Karyn Lewis and Megan Peek (from BCBS) all joined me on the Burlington waterfront for the first Wellness Revolution weekend ride of 2019, along with approximately 30 participants!
The bright green Giro helmets made quite a visual. Everyone was timely, and happy to help! I could not be happier with the morning, a wonderful confidence-builder in the series of workshops and group activities of our ever-popular Wellness program.
FYI, Terry runs the Wellness program in collaboration with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont, with assistance from Local Motion, Skirack, Old Spokes Home and From Within Coaching. We’re expanding the program into other areas and offering more frequent groups. Watch this space!
Our group began riding on the bike path, and two chain drops later we assembled at Leddy Park, where the participants were given 3 options for ride length.
All three groups prevailed and a truly good time was had by all! Some of us have “barely been on a bike in decades,” others just needed a brush up on their urban cycling skills. It’s wonderful to see the groups come together, women young and young-at-heart gain confidence in their skills, and everyone enjoying cycling more as part of a healthy lifestyle.