We live in the hills, so riding with little kids is not easy. Normally, we load the bikes in the car and head to the beach. With the new path from Seacliff to Brighton, it's easier than ever before. Space for the kids to wobble past pedestrians, without me stressing about oncoming cars.
But, for something different, a friend suggested we meet at Bonython Park. Picnic, play, bike safety centre, quick hello to the horses, and then a bike ride along the Torrens. Everyone else seemed to have the same idea on Anzac Day.
The ride in is short and interesting for the kids. And not too hilly for us to peddle up and down. The path leads through dark tunnels, over bridges, and under towering gums, until it opens out on the grassed riverbank precinct near the Convention Centre and new footbridge to the Oval.
With all the construction going on, we have to divert inland, another cause for screams of laughter from the kids. Our quads go into overdrive to push ourselves and the buggies uphill to get under the Convention Centre carpark.