Bike to Work Day!

It’s not often that baking and biking come together in one event. Last week’s bike pitstop for Bike to Work Week was a perfect example. The last two years I’ve volunteered to bake bagels for a LACBC bike pitstop. This year we situated our pitstop across from Mohawk Bend on Sunset in Echo Park. Again, Julie, the proprietor of Mornings Nights Cafe supplied us with the iced coffee. Thanks Julie! Colin supplied the accoutrements, Wes, Matthew and I performed the hosting duties, while bike commuters supplied smiles, good stories and hungry bellies.

I made more jalapeño and cheddar, a few onions and everything bagels, because last year we quickly ran out of the jalapeño and cheddar ones. Well this crowd wanted the everything bagels. They disappeared quickly. I can never figure out people’s preferences when it comes to bagels. Next year I’ll go back to 50% jalapeño and cheddar and 50% everything else.

Last years selection. Not as many jalapeño and cheddar bagels

Last years selection. Not as many jalapeño and cheddar bagels

 

A lot more cheddar

A lot more cheddar

Thanks to all who stopped by during their commute and contributed to our pit stop with their fine company. We met one guy who bought a bike just for today and it was his first commute on a bicycle. I hope he has more enjoyable opportunities in the future to ride his bike to work.

It's his first day riding a bike to work!

It’s his first day riding a bike to work!

group shot

group shot

getting folks to stop

getting folks to stop

All beings like our pitstop

All beings like our pitstop

Boston Strong

Boston Strong

Colin manning the ice

Colin manning the ice

The iced coffee was the most popular item--next to the bagels of course! :)

The iced coffee was the most popular item–next to the bagels of course! 🙂

A crowd develops

A crowd develops

Matthew helps out

Matthew helps out

More cyclists

More cyclists

Matthew can't resist a jalapeño & cheddar bagel either.

Matthew can’t resist a jalapeño & cheddar bagel either.

Enjoying the iced coffee. It was 86 at 7 am!

Enjoying the iced coffee. It was 86 at 7 am!

Mooney at the pitstop

Mooney at the pitstop

Commuters braving the heavy traffic on Sunset.

Commuters braving the heavy traffic on Sunset.

2nd batch nearing the end. Yay! I don't have to take them home.

2nd batch nearing the end. Yay! I don’t have to take them home.

Matt & Chicken Leather

Matt & Chicken Leather

Enjoying our amenities

Enjoying our amenities

Love the bike. Beautiful colors

Love the bike. Love the colors

 

Enjoying the pitstop

Enjoying the pitstop

going quickly

going quickly

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