Annual Pentecost Bike Tour, Lake Lucerne

22 May. 2010

For the past five years, each year over the Pentecost weekend we have circumnavigated a Swiss lake or two. The original idea for this year’s trip was to pedal around the whole of Lake Luzern, but due to a hilly terrain, we decided to bike counter-clockwise around half of Lake Luzern (with the help of a ferry) on the first day, stay overnight in Küssnacht, and bike around Lake Zug on the second day. As luck would have it, the weather cleared up just in time and we had beautiful, sunny skies and comfortable temperatures the whole time.

All MIT alums (and friends and family) are invited to participate; typically we have a group of about 20 people of various ages and cycling experience. The idea is that no one is too young, old, fast, or slow for this trip. This year we had 15 riders (plus a 2 year old in a bike trailer and one veteran drove the support car) – the youngest was 6 years old, and the oldest was, um, about 10 times that.

We’re already starting the planning phase for next year’s trip, so please get in touch with us if you want to join or have suggestions for a location.

Jonathan Claman