Kanawha City community bicycle ride planned for Saturday
Rainfall put a dampening damper -- and, ultimately, the kibosh -- on the Kanawha City Community Association’s Bike Appreciation Day that was scheduled for May 21, but, weather permitting, the community-oriented, outdoor event will take to the streets of Kanawha City this weekend.
Barring another prolonged downpour or other inclement conditions, the KCCA’s second annual Kanawha City Bike Appreciation Day will start at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at the 57th Street Kanawha City Bike Trailhead.
Along with the KCCA, the City of Charleston Police Department and West Virginia Connecting Communities are sponsoring the free, family-friendly event.
KCCA spokesman Roland Huson said activities will include drawings for three bicycles to be given away, along with a gift basket, at 10:45 a.m. Also on tap are bicycle and tricycle decorating, face painting, bicycle inspections and tune-ups, plus safety activities and instruction along a designated course, he said. Doughnuts and water will be available in the morning, as well.
Free bicycle helmets will be distributed to participants under age 15 who need them, while supplies last, Huson added.
The Trikes and Bikes Parade will get rolling at 11 a.m. Saturday. “The parade will make two laps around two blocks and is designed to be easy enough for the youngest riders,” Huson said.
At noon, a community ride will get underway along the Kanawha City Bike Route. The route follows the Kanawha River from 57th Street to the University of Charleston. Participants can pedal at their own preferred pace along the route up until dusk, Huson said, “or the last riders quit.”
For more information about Saturday’s Kanawha City Bike Appreciation Day, contact Roland Huson at 304-545-5287 or Martina Huson at 304-545-4934.
More information is also available at kanawhacity.org