Board Converting News, February 12, 2024

AICC Recyclers To Ride (CONT’D FROM PAGE 14)

groups. “We went along the coastline, we were in neighbor- hoods, we would stop to get something to eat some- where. We took pictures by the beach. It was just a really fun event with a variety of different terrain and a variety of different things to look at,” Ockerlund said. “And the Canadian contingency was there on that ride, so they wanted to really push the pace a little bit and it was fun, we had a good time.” While Joshua Park is a national park and there is a lot of vehicular traffic on weekends, the speed limit is 35 mph which makes it nice for the upcoming event, Young said. This year, the group will be renting bikes from Big Wheel Tours. “It really is great networking. Friendships have been formed. We’re all anxious to get together again,” Young said. While most people know how to ride a bike, not every- one is up for the 60-mile rides so the shorter routes can be a better option depending on one’s fitness level, but safety is always key. That’s why those joining the AICC Recyclers are expect- ed to know the rules of the road and how to stop properly. They must wear proper reflective equipment and a helmet, and bikes must be equipped with lights. For more information about the AICC Recyclers, con- tact Steve Young, AICC Ambassador At Large, at syoung@

This ride will mark the second time they have biked Joshua Tree. Ockerlund said it was warm there the spring of 2022, but nothing like the heat on their summertime ride in Miami, Florida.

It was the ride in Miami three years ago, however, that Ockerlund says was his favorite because it was a little longer and there were guides from a local bike shop who came along so they could divide up into slower and faster Bob Schuelke, General Manager of Viking Paper, is front and center after the AICC Recyclers ride in Miami, Florida.


February 12, 2024

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