© 2012 Kim Zach as our fearless leader with Katelyn in the middle as we journied along trail #9.

Let’s go bike riding along Lake Zug

While Aaron is still in America for much of this week as well, we are continuing to try new adventures. Today, both kids agreed to try some bike riding along Lake Zug. We had borrowed a smaller bike from the Baker Family before they headed to America for part of their summer vacation. Now, we just need to get some bikes for Zach and me. So, Zach walked the bike we borrowed down the Zugerberg and into Zug city center where we can borrow more bikes at the free bike rental bus. Zach mentioned that he was very thankful that the bike was not pink as we saw his trombone teacher along the way. Now that we all have bikes and helmets, let the journey begin…..

First, we had to teach Katelyn how to use handle bar gears and brakes. Now that she understood that… lets head to the path. We started to follow path #9 with Zach as the leader. Upon arriving in Cham, Zach seemed to have lost the trail and headed into the Cham city center. The path isn’t always obvious to follow as sometimes it is paved and sometimes it is gravel with signs redirecting you along the way. After a quick regroup and turn around, we found the trail again. It was much safer to try to stay on trail #9 then attempt street riding as we have not ridden bikes in over a year and Katelyn was still getting the hang of gears and hand brakes. Heading through the farms along the lake, we decided to stop closer to Hünenberg for a little water break. Once we were rested, we continued on into Rotkruez. Once in the city center, we lost the trail again, but made our own for about 1 hour. Katelyn took a tumble on the chunk rock, but thankfully was not injured. After we found our way back to Rotkruez, I decided we had better grab some lunch. First restaurant we stopped at was closed for the week. So we found another little corner shop that appears to be used by mostly locals called “Papa’s Corner”. After a quick lunch and reconnected with trail 9, we were back in Zug before we knew it. After we returned the bikes we borrowed from the free rental bus, Zach decided that he still had lots of energy. He proceeded to ride the Baker borrowed bike up and down the Zugerberg short distances while Katelyn and I walked up. The Zugerberg has about a 15% grade incline for 1 KM to the apartment. So it is no easy task to ride up it on a bike that is too small for him. Back at the apartment, I decided to see how far we went. Because we did some off trail riding and back tracking, it is not totally accurate but from what I could figure out, we rode about 17miles of trail. We went from Zug to the corner of Aargau/ Luzern/ Zug cantons near Bizmüli/ Risch. Overall, it was a great but exhausting day.

 

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