The second day of the Pennsylvania Environment Ride began with breakfast at the Lancaster Central Market, the country’s oldest continuously running farmers’ market. Each rider got a five-dollar voucher to spend at any combination of vendors they wanted. I’m not normally a fan of doughnuts, but I was converted by one vendor’s chocolate glazed, custard filled variety, as well as their apple fritters.
Fueled with doughnuts and coffee, I set out to photograph the 17 riders on their approximately 80-mile ride from Lancaster to Reading, along country roads, through covered bridges, and past fertile farmland. The weather was great for photography until the end of the day when we encountered some showers. The lightly overcast skies provided a soft light that made everyone look great, with no harsh shadows on their faces.