Everyone lined up at the Northampton Office – ready to roll out
This past Saturday marked the 4th annual Fiksu2Fiksu (F2F for short) event, a 100-mile ride between Fiksu's two Massachusetts offices, from Northampton to Boston. The tradition was started by a handful of avid cyclers at Fiksu with the support of CEO Micah Adler, who joins the ride every year. The camaraderie and a love of cycling brings riders back year after year, and this year was no different: the morning of September 12th was foggy, not too cold, and you could feel the excitement. Despite the early start time, all 12 riders assembled were thrilled to embark on a full day of biking.
Ride organizer Laura Gray with doggy cheerleader Delilah. Fiksu is an equal opportunity pet lover.
After a small mishap the year before with the fourth rest stop not appreciating 25 riders just showing up, we changed our final stop to the start of the Minuteman trail in Bedford. This added approximately 5 miles, but lead to an easier and more picturesque ride into Boston. I think this also attributed to the amount of personal records that were broken on Saturday, including one rider who can ride 70 miles each for three days straight, but had never ridden 100 in a day. In total we had 4 volunteers and 16 riders biking between 45 and 105 miles.
The traditional ice cream stop. Little known fact, goats love ice cream.
This year our London office also did their own ride they called the F2C. They rode from Dulwich Village to Eastbourne, UK with 8 riders and a handful of supporters who all gathered for a BBQ on the beach at the end of the ride.
Fiksu London getting into the spirit.
Congratulations to all the riders—and here's hoping for an even bigger group next year.