Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Another use for a Brompton or other folding bike!

Fans at the final act of the festival.
This past weekend, my girlfriend and I attended FloydFest, a big music festival in southwest Virginia. It's an event that draws 10,000 people to farm country, on land that houses 5 or 6 different performance venues and dozens and dozens of booths for vendors of food, crafts and any number of other things. A very fun, exciting event.

Our two Brommies at the car.
What's that have to do with folding bikes? Well, like most such events, the parking available isn't right there where the venues are, it's down the road a few miles. FloydFest provides shuttle buses between the event and the satellite parking. Preparing for the trip though, it occurred to us that having our Bromptons with us might make things easier and give us more flexibility. And looking at the lines of folks waiting for the shuttles, it definitely paid off. We could come and go as we pleased, avoid lines, and enjoy a ride in the Virginia countryside, all at the same time.

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