Each rest stop on the Pennsylvania Environment Ride is called an “oasis.” They appear about every 10-15 miles, and they’re spots where riders can grab a snack, refill their water bottles, relax, and have their bikes tuned up if necessary. The oases are run by a volunteer crew that sets them up, breaks them down, and provides medical care and lots of cheer leading. Often the oasis crew chooses wacky themes and they decorate the oases or dress up to match. My next post in this series will explore those themes.
One of the photos below features a man dressed in Civil War costume. He’s not part of the crew. The lunch oasis that day was in Valley Forge National Historical Park, and this man came to gave a short local history lecture to our group.
Read the first post in the series: Hit the Road With the Pennsylvania Environment Ride.
Read the second post in the series: Faces of the Pennsylvania Environment Ride.
Read the third post in the series: Ephrata Cloister Welcomes the Pennsylvania Environment Ride.
Read the fifth post in the series: Personalities of the Pennsylvania Environment Ride.
Read the sixth post in the series: Pennsylvania Environmental Council Celebrates a Successful Fundraising Ride.