A family that rides together | 2019 Bridge Birthday Bash
Bikes are a great tool for bringing new people together, but bikes can also bring loved ones even closer.
On Sunday, Trailnet and the Bicycle Fun Club celebrated the 90th anniversary of the Chain of Rocks Bridge opening with the Bridge Birthday Bash ride. During the group ride, the Gervich family stood out with their matching “Team Gervich” T-shirts as they cruised into the finish. Among them brothers Kevin and Mike Gervich talked about what brought them out for the day on the road.
“Today was a fun ride, we usually go around our neighborhood and on the Katy Trail. I like the distances of these group events and it’s an easy way to get us out in new places,” Kevin Gervich said.
The Bridge Birthday Bash offered riders of all levels distances ranging from 7 to 100 miles on roads and Madison County Transit bike trails.
Kevin’s brother Mike got back into cycling last year and was looking for a way to get the rest of the family out too.
“I got back into riding for health and fitness reasons, I usually do these Trailnet events, and charity rides. It’s been fun so I started pressuring everyone into coming out,” Mike said.
“Yeah, Mike got the shirts and started getting us out and active. It’s been easy and great,” Kevin said.