Next ‘slow roll’ community bike ride to have pizza theme

Bicyclists take Yay Bikes tour of Bowling Green last year.

(Submitted by Amanda Gamby, BG sustainability coordinator)

The second of a series of themed “slow roll” bike rides will be held Sunday, July 29 at 2 p.m.  This ride titled, Home Slice, will include stops themed around pizza. Pizza Pub 516 has promised a small slice for those who venture out with us.  Riders will also receive a behind the scenes tour of BGSU’s The Oaks’ rooftop herb garden.

The ride will meet and end at Ridge Park, 225 Ridge Street.  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.  The route for this ride covers 5 miles, with the longest distance between stops being 1-2 miles.  It is highly recommended that young riders, not able to travel these distances on their own, 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.

Please register all riders at the link below:

Additional monthly rides are planned for August through October and will take place on the last Sunday of each month at 2 p.m.  Stay tuned for more fun themes including story books, Halloween, and more.