Besides friends and family (and a repair kit), the best thing to have along on a bike ride is a dog. Once they figure it out, dogs love running with the bike. For many dogs, short of being off-leash, this is the only way they will ever get close to enough exercise—we humans can never run fast enough (who are we kidding, most humans can’t even come close to running fast enough…or long enough).
If you wanted to explain to someone the inner joy of cycling, show them a dog that has figured out cycling. If you need a jolt of happy, just watch a dog running with bicycles (or just watch a dog doing anything active).
Here is Amber. She is loving the ride.
Doesn’t she make you want to get out and ride?
Which sounds like a good idea…we are done here.