New Hanover County Parks & Gardens celebrates national bike month

Posted May 20, 2014 at 8:40 am     Category: News ReleaseParks and Gardens

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Come celebrate National Bike Month with New Hanover County Parks & Gardens and Cape Fear Southern Off-Road Bicycling Association (SORBA) at “Pedal in the Park” on Saturday, May 24.  The event will be held at Blue Clay Bike Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is geared toward youth, ages 7 to 14.  Admission is FREE and the event is open to the public.

Pedal in the Park will feature SORBA’s new “Trail Buddies” program which exists to provide grade school youth the opportunity to discover the joys of mountain biking.  During the event, kids will get to try out trail biking while learning the basics of trail and bicycle maintenance and safety precautions.  Bikes and helmets will be provided for participation.

Other organizations such as Safe Kids Cape Fear and Two Wheeler Dealer will be on hand with a bicycle mechanic, safety information, prizes and more!

New Hanover County Parks & Gardens maintains over 25 safe, functional and aesthetically pleasing parks and facilities for the community.  The department manages over 2,900 acres of green space, sporting areas, boat ramps, fishing areas, public spaces, walking trails and non park properties, including historic Airlie Gardens and the Executive Development Center.

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Release Contact:

Jodi Dellinger
Program Coordinator
(910) 798-7622

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