BG ‘slow roll’ bike rides to kickoff again for the season

Bicyclists are trained to be trainers by Yay Bikes program.

(Submitted by City of Bowling Green)

Time to dust off your bike and gear up for warmer weather. The City of Bowling Green’s first slow roll bike ride for 2019, titled Dust Off-Tune Up, will be held Sunday, March 31, at 2 p.m.

This ride will be a shorter ride and will feature stops that provide guidance on proper bike maintenance and tips on quick repairs like how to fix a flat, complete a bike safety inspection, and more. This ride will begin and end at Ridge Park.

Rides are free, family-friendly, and open to everyone. Each rider is required to wear a properly-fitted helmet and ride a correctly-sized bicycle in safe, working mechanical order. It is highly recommended that young riders, who are still learning to ride, participate via a tow behind trailer or child bike seat.

These rides are meant to be more recreational in nature and will travel at a speed comfortable for all riders. While designed for fun and exploration, monthly rides will also stress the importance of safe riding practices and responsibilities of riders while navigating city streets. Multiple trained leaders will facilitate the ride to ensure that all riders complete the route, including providing assistance for mechanical or personal issues that may arise.

To register for monthly rides, visit www.bgohio.org/bike-bg/ or call 419-354-6222.

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