The City will be putting a new twist on a previous event. Bicycle Fun Day will move locations to the Marina Dr. area (5457 Marina Dr.) by the Great Miami River. The event will be on Saturday, May 14, from 10 a.m. to noon.
Kids will learn how to safely handle their bicycle and practice biking skills on an activity course. Whitman’s Bike Shop will provide free bicycle safety checks for any attendee. Local resident, Charlie Gau, will host a bike repair station.
Additional activities include a mini penny farthing bike-riding magician, fan-favorite Ranger Vic providing balloon designs, an area to create chalk art creations and a K&G Bike Center associate demonstrating an 1880s style boneshaker bike. The Ice Cream Trolley food truck will be selling ice cream during the event.
The city’s fire and police departments’ vehicles will be available to Touch-A-Truck. One of the city’s bike officers will lead a short ride along the bike path and administer a Safety Pledge to the children.
“I’ve been a bike enthusiast for years. We are so excited to be able to provide kids with these opportunities from the activity course, to learning about bike safety, to interacting with our local safety officers. We’ll also have several unique bikes and the Ice Cream Trolley is another fun addition – who doesn’t want ice cream for lunch?” said Pegge Bellamy, events coordinator.
The Put a Lid on It! campaign to promote bike helmet safety awareness around the state has donated 36 bike helmets which will be distributed while supplies last. Kali Helmets has donated 12 helmets that will be raffled off free of charge to participants during the event.
“May is National Bike month and we have a fantastic bike trail along the Great Miami River, so this is a perfect combination to hold our new and improved bike event and grow it in the years to come,” commented Public Relations Director Heidi Van Antwerp.