Friday, September 28, 2007

I Want to Ride My Bicycle

Big day for bikers tomorrow. No, not motorcycle bikers, but peddle-themselves bikers. This weekend is the MS 150!

The City to Shore Bike Tour starts in Lawnside, NJ and ends in Ocean City. You can ride one way or both -- my mom has done this ride before, and she's peddled back. And been very tired on Sunday night. There's a bus if you want to ride back on someone else's power. Check out more information here.

Dixie Picnic (819 8th St., Ocean City, 609–399–1999) is running specials for bike riders -- show your bike helmet for proof of participation and get 10 percent off any breakfast or dinner entre. They're also having an "early riser" Sunday Breakfast, opening at 5:30 am to fill your belly before the trek home. Whenever you go, try the Upcake. Yummy.

I'll be headed down the shore in a more traditional way tonight -- by car -- as me and the boyfriend are going to The Quarter at the Tropicana (2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City) for dinner at Cuba Libre. They're running a "15 Tastes of Cuba" menu at their Atlantic City and Philadelphia locations, and I have been looking forward to this since we made the reservation a few weeks ago. I went to college in Tampa, which is a great spot to learn about and learn to love Cuban food. The boyfriend's never tried it, so this is a great way to introduce him to one of my favorite cuisines, and taste them again myself. We might sneak over to Firewater, which is also in the Tropicana, to watch the end of the Phillies game. I have tried not to get my hopes up, but I drove past a sign yesterday that said something along the lines of "Don't Give Up, You Gotta Believe," and I swear I got teary. I remember what it was like going to the playoffs in 1993, and please please PLEASE bring that feeling back to the Philadelphia area.

Anyway...then it's back down the shore Saturday (do I even need to tell you how many miles I've put on my car the last few months?) to Cape May to work on an article for New Jersey Monthly. I'll also be checking out their Oktoberfest celebration. You can read more about that here. This humidity is supposed to go away to make for a beautiful weekend, whether you're peddling down the shore or hoisting a beer in Cape May. Still plenty to do down the shore!

What I'm Listening to: Soundtrack to Garden State
What I'm Reading: The Stylist by Cai Emmons

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1 comment:

Trish Ryan said...

Hi Jen-I found your blog through Allison Winn Scotch. I used to live in Philly, and did the "down the shore" thing, so it's totally fun to read your posts :)