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Moms, Daughters and Bikes Oh My

Moms, Daughters and Bikes Oh My!
By Chris Murphy

May is the most amazing month with so many things happening. It is just crazy from Mother’s Day, to cycling festivals, chocolate festivals, music festivals, and we are just around the corner from Graffiti Summer, my favorite Modesto season of the year.

This is an especially fun time this year as my oldest daughter Madison is getting married next month to a wonderful guy named Ryan and we are wedding planning and I am loving being the father of the bride. As a total bonus, they have decided that they want to live in Modesto. That is some of the best news any parent can get, and it is a good sign for Modesto. We want to have our next generation come back and make their lives here. That is one of the reasons I started ModestoView back in 1997 to celebrate the good that is here in our community. We want have a city that is loaded with things to do and reasons to live here. We need to be a good place to create new jobs, start families and have events and successes that create civic pride and make us all proud to be Modestans. The fact that you are reading this means that you want to live in a city that celebrates the good and encourages people to get involved and make a difference. Thank you for doing your part and that is why ModestoView exists, to be a force for a positive Modesto.

This May we are revving it up big time. May is the wrap up for the school year. The college kids will be coming home, the local school kids will all be out and ready to start their summer by Memorial Day. It seems like it was about ten minutes ago that we just came back from winter break and enjoyed those few days of rain and snow.

Modesto USA is truly a Classic American City. We have so many things going on that you need to sit with your calendar, and check out our ModestoView calendar and plan out what you need to do. We have events like Lemonade Day this month on the 16th that teaches kids to be entrepreneurs. Our Modesto farmer’s Market is in full swing twice a week and our baskets are overflowing with fabulous local produce, cheese, nuts, fruits and wine. Everything seems to taste so great this seasons as the back yard BBQ season begins, the evenings are long and the neighborhood get togethers are a blast. Festivals are fun for everyone and we have a beer festival, a chocolate festival in Oakdale and a family cycling festival and bike race in downtown Modesto. We all come together every May and really ramp up for summer.

Guess what, next month is even busier than this month so we did a Graffiti Summer preview in this issue so you can plan accordingly and won’t miss a Moband.

Yes, we are ModestoUSA! We are a great place to live and we hope that you enjoy ModestoView. We are here 24/7 to make your Modesto area experience as good as possible. If you have a friend that is bored, tell them about ModestoView and make their day. When you are out and about, shop at the businesses that advertise here in ModestoView and let them know they are part of a positive movement to make Modesto better.

Thank you for reading and being Modesto friends
Chris Murphy




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About the Author:

Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.