WHY I RIDE: A series that gets to the heart of why we love what we do. This week, Kelsey reflects on how it isn’t always where you go, but who’s there with you.

I ride to spend time with friends and simply to have fun! I believe riding brings out the best in people and gives you the chance to really get an authentic feel for a place. For me, some of my favorite memories on a bike so far have not been where I have gone but who I’ve gone with. It could be a leisurely 7-mile ride around town or a challenging ride in an area you’ve never been before. Either way, no matter how far, how difficult, or where you go, it’s who you go with that makes it a wheelie fun time!