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Work is nearly complete on a new road near my house.  The Route 202 Parkway will connect Montgomery and Bucks counties.  Though controversial and somewhat devastating for the backyards that were once peacefully roadless, I think the bypass will benefit both communities by making local sites more accessible.

The road is not open for cars yet; however, that has not stopped locals from making use of the 8-mile expanse of asphalt as an enlarged shared-use path.  A few days ago, my grandmother’s neighbor told us that he biked the entire bypass from Knapp Road into Doylestown.  Hmmmm …

My family loves bike riding.  It’s something we can all do together.  So this past Saturday, despite the foreboding weather forecast, we loaded our bikes onto our bike rack and headed out to try the new road on two wheels instead of four.  Blatantly ignoring all the “No Trespassing” signs, we biked the entire route in 1 hour 40 minutes.  My Garmin watch recorded the distance as 16.36 miles.

Getting out and doing a bike ride with my family was so much fun!  I hope you all take some time this weekend to enjoy the final days of summer with people that make you smile :] Happy Weekend!

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