San José ICO soaks up the fun on a rainy day

Trips for Kids Santa Cruz led riders and volunteers from San José ICO on the fire roads and single track trails in the Forest of Nisene Marks in Aptos. The day started off cool, and a few showers started to fall after lunch, making for perfect trail conditions. The leaders helped all the riders learn a few skills: shifting up and down, braking, and trail etiquette. The riders were well prepared with rain jackets supplied by San José ICO, keeping at the top halves of ourselves dry, even though everyone had a skunk tail up the back of the jackets. Toward the end of the ride, the showers turned into a downpour, and the forest canyon walls rang with peals of laughter.