We had a blast with the more than 500 riders who joined us on this year’s Vasa Ride! It sure felt like spring. The sky was gray, but the rain held off for the most part. Blooming forsythia, cherry trees, and daffodils brought a little extra color to the day too!Great company, great roads, great soup—a great ride all around. A GREAT BIG thank you to the House of Sweden and the Swedish Embassy for hosting our Swedish-themed ride event for the 10th year in a row. And thank you to District Cycle Works for providing bike maintenance to riders at the start, and to KIND Snacks for bringing some rad snacks. The Vasa Ride is named after Sweden’s famous Vasaloppet, the world’s longest running cross-country ski race. The Vasaloppet ski race honors the trial of a renegade Swedish king who, in the 16th century, led the rebellion to free the country after a long pursuit on skis. For nearly a century, blåbärssopp—warm blueberry soup—has been served during the Vasaloppet to keep riders warm.