Ride the Wind Day

As summer comes to an end, Ride the Wind Day gives us a chance to appreciate and take advantage of the last days of cool, summer breezes. Go for a bike ride, roller blade in the park, fly a kite, fly in a plane, sail out to sea, or just run really really fast. Looking for something more extreme? Literally ride the wind by paragliding/sailing, hang gliding, parachuting, or skydiving!

Did you know…On this day in 1977, the Gossamer Condor, “the first human-powered aircraft capable of controlled and sustained flight,” flew the first figure-right, as piloted by amateur cyclist and hang-glider pilot Bryan Allen (Wikipedia – Gossamer Condor). Talk about riding the wind!

Sources: Holiday Insights, Giftypedia, Wikipedia

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