Have you ever noticed how food tastes better when you eat it outside? With summertime upon us why not plan a biking picnic?
You don’t have to ride far, and you don’t have to pack a big spread. Keep the menu simple and the destination fun. Here are a few ides for combining a bike ride with alfresco dining:
- Select finger foods that won’t require packing utensils.
- Use containers to prevent your goodies from being squished during the ride.
- Lighten your load by packing a drink container and stackable cups instead of individual drinks.
- Freeze juice boxes for a diy ice pack when the destination requires a longer bike ride.
- Keep it super simple with pre-packed meals from the deli counter at your local grocery store or takeout from your favorite restaurant.
- Skip packing food altogether! Ride to your favorite food truck and find a shady spot nearby.
- A backpack works well if you don’t have a basket, bag, or rack on your bicycle.
- Soft sided cooler, insulated lunch box, small picnic basket or tote.
- Cloth napkins if you’re feeling fancy or paper towels if you’re not.
- Wet wipes
- Blanket or beach towel
- Plastic grocery sack for trash
- Frisbee, ball, book, magazine, or card games for some added fun.
- Plan a family ride to a local park for a picnic and some playtime.
- Cycle to an outdoor concert.
- Meet friends for a picnic potluck.
- Pedal to a local beach and soak up some sun.
- Catch up on your summer reading with a book and a snack outside your local library.
- Ride to the local ball field to cheer on the players from your picnic blanket.
- Take a trip to city’s sculpture park for a sandwich and side of culture.
Enjoying a meal outside after a fun ride on your bike is one of the best ways to spend a sunny summertime day.