Right after school ended for the year in June, I had to turn in some paperwork to the middle school my son will be attending in September. It's a bit of a hike to get there, so I thought it would be good for the three of us to ride our bikes. It was a good idea to a point. There are some pretty busy roads to traverse on the way. But...when we got there I was surprised to see the bike rack only had two slots, one of which was already occupied, and the other was completely covered by the overgrown bush next to it. We had to make do with awkwardly locking all three bikes together and hoping for the best with all those dodgy-looking middle school kids loitering around.
I don't really know what the point of this post is. It may be that I'm just complaining about the lack of bike racks around here despite the fact that people do a lot of bike riding, albeit the fancy, all-tricked-out-in-racing-gear type of riding. It does surprise me, though, that there aren't better accommodations for bikes at the schools. The elementary school my kids go to has zero bike racks! When I went to grade school, I remember riding my bike every day the weather was good enough...until it was stolen...from school.