The weather was perfect for this years Johnny Onion Ride hosted as always by the BLRC. This remains my favorite ride every year not only for the fantastic outfits everyone wears, or the site of all the onions tied to everyone’s bikes or the look on bystanders faces as 100 Parisian-looking riders go by listening to french music… It’s the merriment and camaraderie among the riders as we travel along the waterfront with perfect early Fall weather and finish with a glorious picnic in the park full of baguettes, wine and of course French Onion Soup. As you move from blanket to blanket, fellow riders welcome friends and strangers alike to share their delicious snacks, drinks and stories of rides past. It never ceases to amaze me how friendly and welcoming this group is. It’s truly a testament to not only the people of Buffalo, but also everyone in involved in the BLRC for putting on these events. I had a smile on my face the entire ride (as many people did I’m sure) and the soup was ready in record time this year! Thanks again to everyone who showed up and I will hopefully see you all at the next ride!