City of Bowling Green Kicks Off Monthly Bike Rides in June

The first of a series of themed “slow roll” bike rides will kick off Sunday, June 24th at 2:00 pm.  This ride titled, Just Chillin’, will include a stop at the Black Swamp Preserve for a brief presentation from Naturalist Cinda Stutzman on “How Animals Stay Cool in the Heat” and an additional stop for ice cream, provided by the Sundae Station, to help you stay cool in the heat.  All participants will receive a free day pass to the City Pool after completion of the ride.

The ride will meet and end at the Girl Scout Building located at 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 5 miles, with the longest distance between stops being 1.5 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.

Additional monthly rides are planned for July through October and will take place on the last Sunday of each month at 2:00 pm. Stay tuned for more fun themes including pizza, story books, Halloween, and more!  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.