The third BrickNic of the year will be a family event! Come out, do a little biking, a little running, and a whole lot of fun socializing with other DC Tri Club members and their families…or just come out for Picnic. Don’t forget to bring the kids; the bricknic will be at Meadowbrook Local Park (aka Candy Cane Village) which has an incredible playground with 3 different play structures for differing ages and abilities. This event will be the perfect opportunity to meet other Club members that are busy parents. We’ve created this Post to help facilitate parents coordinate child supervision during the events (parents helping parents). Picnic will begin after the Brick at around 11am.
Bob and I will be there with Tristan (age 9). We're hoping to set up some fun races (potato sack, 3 legged, etc), thank you Hugh! We even scored some Olympic gold medals from Cadbury's.
I'm not biking or running so will be at the sight the entire time.
I'm not familiar with this park, but are there flat/safe areas for riding around the park? My daughter Isabel (8) is doing her first tri in 2 weeks, so she's in for a brick wkout with me. Looking to do some bike "laps" with her and possibly run to the closest cookie tray.
Yes, there is a bike/run trail that goes from Meadowbrook right to the closed off area of Beach Drive. The only area that would be a shared road (with cars) is the parking lot the goes between the trail and Beach Drive.
Beach Drive does open to cars at another section of the road, but a back and forth on the closed area (maybe about 2 mile loop) would be sufficient, unless she wants to tackle a small hill and do the full loop of Beach Drive which is about 13 miles round trip.
If you are going to ride with your daughter, I would suggest that you ride behind her and a little bit to her outside. There are a few bike groups that roam that area at a pretty fast click. If you are behind her, you'll buffer the swarm and keep her out of danger.
It's generally a safe a area to ride. I see little kids on trainer wheels and parents on strollers out there all the time.
Thanks for the info. I think 2-4 mi ride is suitable. @Tuan-yes indeed, that is exactly how I ride with her.
Looking fwd to Sat.
I'll be there with my wife and daughter(<2). Anyone else bringing wee little ones?
Looking forward to it.
I think we left an orange/pink sippy cup and a folding knife (in a black case) on one of the picnic tables. If anyone picked them up please let me know.
It was great meeting everyone and a big thanks to the volunteers.
Thank you for everyone who helped out! Nice training group and great BBQ!!
Wes: we have your knife and sippy cup (well, not *your* sippy!).
There is only one other left-behind item:
a navy blue travel coffee mug, somewhat oval.
Thanks all for coming.
I was sure the sippy and the bib were Tuan's.
Thanks to all who helped prep and clean up, brought stuff and ate stuff! Hope everyone had a good brickNic!
I was one of those who ate stuff ... and you are welcome
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And thanks to the organizers and volunteers! Good location, hope we can do it again! -Jason