Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Pedal the Parks

Our Pedal the Parks Scavenger Bike Ride is this Saturday, starting at the Rotary Building in Frame Park.  I've been working with a couple other WBA members to put together the clues and make sure we have people on hand to do the helmet fittings.  I think that if enough kids come, it could be a really fun, awesome event.  The clues were mostly written by one of our resident creative geniuses, Bob M.   Just to give you a sense, here's the first clue:

Alone in stone they watch over the bridge
If you're lucky you'll see them alive, for only a smidge


This is our first event geared specifically at kids and we have no idea how many people will show up, other than the few parents who have told me so specifically.  Most of the active members in our group don't have kids, or have kids that are too old or too young for this event, which is geared at 8-14-year olds.

Looking very serious
Because we haven't had a lot of kids on our own rides, I relied on Waukesha Parks and Rec for the photo that we used in the Patch announcement.  Here's the one pic that I have of kids on the last Bikesha ride.  They don't exactly look like they're having fun!

Hopefully this Saturday's event will change that, and we'll get some great pictures of kids with
bikes riding around Waukesha!

I also like the idea of doing more kid-oriented rides in Waukesha because it's such a family-friendly town.  Also, there just aren't a lot of biking events geared towards kids.  So, if this is successful we will try and do one again next year, perhaps at the beginning of summer.

If you plan on bringing your kids to the event, please RSVP on our Facebook page or register with Waukesha Parks Recreation and Forestry if you have an account.

Get to the Rotary Building by 9:30 a.m. for the helmet fittings; the ride will start at 10:00 a.m.  Everyone should be back at the Rotary building at noon.

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