So I’ve knocked one of the events off the list: recruit a non-rider. Now I’m working on my second entry for the games: leave a friendly note for another cyclist.
I gave this one a LOT of thought. I wanted to say “thanks for riding instead of driving” but not in a condescending way. Here’s what I came up with.
Hello fellow cyclist! Would you like to do something else that’s fun, rewarding, and good for the environment today? How about planting these sunflower seeds? Just find a bit of dirt, dig a hole using the popsicle stick, and drop in the seeds. Then ride past often to see your flowers grow.
Pretty clever, I thought. Combining guerrilla gardening with cycling? So I made up these little packets, dropped in a few Velvet Queen Sunflower seeds that I saved from last year, put in a popsicle stick (doubles as a plant marker). Then I headed out to leave them on bikes. Which has proved to be the hardest part.I’ve only managed to leave one out of the 12 I made up so far. I just didn’t see any bikes out when I went looking. Well, I saw two, but one had no place to wedge a packet. I guess just a bad time of day. I’m off again this morning to find some more.
I hope I see a whole lot of random sunflowers this summer.