First Fall Community Bike Ride set for Sept. 20
- on September 15, 2014
Lawrence Central Rotary Club is hosting its first Fall Community Bike Ride at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at Haskell Indian Nations University stadium parking lot. The three-mile ride will travel along the Burroughs Creek Trail in east Lawrence. The event is open to anyone and there is no cost to participate.
“We hope more people discover cycling as a fun and healthy activity,” said Steve Lane, Central Rotary Club member. “This event is a great opportunity for families and individuals to enjoy cycling in a safe area.”
Other activities from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. include:
• A Training Wheel Takeoff. Experts will help children who are ready to take off their training wheels in a safe environment.
• Safety Zone. Safe Kids Douglas County will help outfit children with helmets while supplies last and provide bicycling safety tips.
• Bike Rodeo. Children can practice and improve their riding skills
Lawrence Central Rotary Club emphasizes the importance of bicycle safety and wearing helmets. John Drees, Safe Kids Douglas County coordinator, said helmets reduce traumatic brain injury by 75 percent. “Even if you don’t think you need a helmet, wearing one will not only protect you, but you’ll be a role model for younger cyclers,” he said.
If it is raining Sept. 20, the ride will be Sunday, Sept. 21, at 1 p.m. in the same location.
For more information, visit ridelawrence.com. Lawrence Central Rotary Club has organized a summer Community Bike Ride for three years. The 2014 ride drew 150 participants.