May Events Include Cycling, Field Trip, Jr. Fire Academy

Posted on April 16, 2019

cycle de mayoThe West Carrollton parks and recreation department will team with the Miamisburg parks and recreation department to host a Cycle de Mayo event starting at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 5.


Cyclists should meet at the Miami and Erie Canal Park on Marina Drive between 10 and 10:30 a.m. Goodie bags and helmets will be available to the first 100 participants. The cost to participate is $5 per person. Children, age 3 and under, are free; and those age 12 and under need to be accompanied by an adult. Registration is available at


The cyclists will make a 9-mile roundtrip, turning around in Miamisburg. Adults will also receive a discount to El Meson’s Cinco de Mayo festivities which include Sunday brunch and day-long entertainment.


On Wednesday, May 8, the parks and recreation department will host a QPT Fun Day for children in grades 3-5. While the children are off school for QPT day, they can take a field trip to the Carrillon Historical Park and participate in an education program led by the staff. Lunch and transportation will be provided. Students should be dropped off at 8:30 a.m. and picked up at 1 p.m. at the West Carrollton Civic Center, 300 E. Central Ave. The cost is $15 per child.


Registration is required by May 5, and space is limited to 20 children. Register under the Parks and Rec section at in person at the Civic Center.  The event was originally planned for January, but had to be cancelled due to extreme cold weather.


Children, ages 6-12, can participate in the third-annual Junior Fire Academy on Saturday, May 11, at Fire Station 56, 125 W. Central Ave. The academy will cover beginner’s first aid, a smoky escape house and obstacle course, and firefighter tools and ladders. The cost is $5 per child and registration can be completed online at The registration deadline is April 26. All participants will receive a t-shirt.


For more information, call Heidi Van Antwerp, events coordinator and recreation programmer, at (937) 847-4635 or e-mail

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