Free Community Bike Ride shows kids how fun active events can be
- on July 17, 2012
If you've ever participated in a charity 5k or bike ride, you know the thrill that comes at the start from moving in a pack of people who have the same goal you have. It is exhilarating.
Saturday's Lawrence Community Bike Ride provides parents with a perfect opportunity to share this thrill with their kids. It is a noncompetitive ride where everyone can pick their own pace. And, it's FREE.
That's right, there is no entry fee. And if you get there while supplies last, you will get a really cool t-shirt and other goodies...for FREE.
The event at the Rotary Arboretum at Clinton Park (by the YSI fields) offers three riding options: a one mile easy loop, a three mile ride to the Clinton Lake overlook and back, and a ten mile ride.
You can start the one mile loop anytime that morning. The ten mile ride starts at 8:00 am and the three mile ride starts at 9:00 am. Registration is required, so you will want to get there early to sign-up.
Helmets are required. There will be some available, so come out even if you don't own one.
Lawrence Central Rotary organizes this event as a service to the community. The club also maintains the RideLawrence.com website.