Since the participation level and weather forecast were questionable, the bike trip location was changed this year, from Cape Cod to a more local trail in Hamden . We all met at the Hamden Middle School . The turnout was much larger than it would have been had we gone out of state. We rode out about 10 miles to the end of the bike trail, with a few breaks along the way. At the end of the trail, we regrouped and decided what to do next. Everyone rode a couple miles back to a cool area for lunch. After lunch, we decided to ride back to the starting place, then ride an additional 3 miles out then back in order to successfully complete 25 miles. Everyone had a great time and there only two flat tires! To top it off, we stopped at Dairy Queen on the way back to Guilford ! This day trip is a great alternative to an impractical overnight trip.