Saturday, August 25, 2012

Something New, The Shiloh Bike Path

When I was at Tel Shiloh last week for Women's Rosh Chodesh Prayers, I saw this little sign.  Yes, that's the sign of a designated bicycle path.  And yes, it is a bit rocky.  That's why I didn't take it all that seriously. 

When I was young we rode our bicycles on the road, even busy ones, but we didn't go riding on unpaved surfaces.  Even if the bike was sturdy enough, isn't it harder and more dangerous?

On Friday we had a family hike/picnic Israeli style at Nachal Shiloh, a fantastic spot just on the other side of the main road, across from Tel Shiloh, just south of Givat Harel.

We were rather surprised to see lots of cyclists.

And there are special bike path logos, too.
Every time we thought the riders were gone, another group showed up.

I had no idea that there was such a popular and delightful tourist spot right near home.


goyisherebbe said...

This is really cool. I would really like to see readily available public transportation between the yishuvim so that we can get to your events, our family simchas etc. without having to deal with unpredictable results at the trampiada. You can get to Ariel or Tapuach by bus, we can't.

Batya said...

goyish, it really is outrageous that there isn't proper public transportation between the yishuvim. We're just a few minutes away by car but by tremp or bus it can take a minimum of two hours. OK, if you're lucky maybe an hour and a half.