End of summer means time to pedal

by Andrea Powell, HPCCR Electronic Communications Manager

Pedal_the_Park_logo_Tshirt10Did you eat a lot of ice cream this summer?  I didn’t.  Well, not until I went to Des Moines, Iowa and found my new obsession: frozen custard.  In five days, I forced my husband to take me there three times because they have created a magical concoction in a bowl called caramel cashew.  It is truly life-changing.

What’s the segue here, you ask?  Well, that Iowa trip signaled the end of summer for me.  And the end of summer signifies getting back into a routine which means (sadly) no more custard, no more vacations for a while, and a return to some serious exercise.

So if you feel the same way, I’ve got a great exercise option for you that is right around the corner.  Pedal The Park.  On Labor Day, September 2.  Which is this coming Monday for those of you keeping track of your calendar.

Pedal The Park is an annual event held at Levine & Dickson Hospice House – Huntersville with 30 and 60-mile ride options that meander through Mecklenburg and surrounding counties on well-marked courses.  These are not races; they are self-paced rides.  You’ll have a blast, there are tons of very nice people participating, and the food at the finish is delectable.

Registration starts at 8am.  The 60-mile ride starts at 9am, and the 30-miler starts at 9:30.  And there’s even a short family fun ride that starts at 11am.  So you can’t complain that you have limited options.

If I’ve convinced you about how great this event is, go ahead to www.sportoften.com and register to join us at Pedal The Park.  You won’t regret it.

Speaking of regrets, the only ones I have are that Des Moines is 1,058 miles from Charlotte and Classic Frozen Custard (the name of the place that made my sweet tooth so happy) doesn’t ship.  But maybe that’s not such a bad thing.  I’m sure my thighs would agree.

frozen custard

Caramel cashew frozen custard. You’ll never be the same after trying it.


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One Comment on “End of summer means time to pedal”

  1. Nancy Cole Says:

    You crack me up with your blogs sometimes! Your segue to the bike event is hilarious – love that frozen custard. We need to find a frozen custard place in Charlotte!

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