I Love Riding in the City
NAME: Lauren Prestwood
LOCATION: St. Petersburg, FL
Where do you live, and what’s it like riding in your city?
I live in St. Petersburg, FL. It’s pretty fun to ride around the area because of having the beach, the city area, trails, and other local fun spots. My boyfriend and I have a map we put up in his room, and we mark all our destinations we’ve been to. It’s sick to see how covered the map is with the little thumbtacks, and definitely encourages us to branch out and go further and further.
What was your favorite city to ride in, and why?
I actually love riding downtown St. Pete. At night downtown is all lit up; the Dali Museum, the Pier, etc. The cityscape and the view across the water with the moon shining down are amazing to see. However, we are also planning a trip within the next few months to bike down to the Keys and have ourselves a new route, some new sights, and a hell of a good ride!
Why do you love riding in the city?
I love riding in the city because of the constant buzz of everything around. It’s fun to be a little speck in a big area, and to be able to maneuver through everyone and really get to soak up the “free-ness” of cycling. I just started racing, and this year I participated in Fixed Fight 5 and 12 Hours of St. Pete. Can’t wait to do more!