Next ‘slow roll’ monthly bike ride is Sunday

(Submitted by the City of Bowling Green)

The third of a series of themed “slow roll” bike rides will be held Sunday, Aug. 26 at 2 p.m. This ride titled, Back to School, will include a leisurely ride to Bowling Green City Schools. Stops will feature safe route suggestions for students riding to school, bike safety education, and important tips for all riders.

The ride will meet and end at the Girl Scout Building, City 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.

The route for this ride covers six miles. It is highly recommended that young riders, not able to travel this distance 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.

Additional monthly rides are planned for September and 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 and Halloween. To register for monthly rides, please visit www.bgohio.org and follow the Bike BG link provided on the home page or call 419-354-6222.

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