First Annual “Love Your Park” Community Bike Ride
Mayor Shayne R. Gallo would like to invite the public to participate in the First Annual Love Your Park Community Bike Ride on Saturday, April 26, 2014 starting at 1:00pm with a 16 mile bike ride, or as an option - a three mile bike ride at 3:00pm, both culminating at Kingston Point Beach Pavilion at 4:00pm. “This initiative is an excellent opportunity to explore Kingston’s unique park system while kicking off Kingston’s Bicycling events for the year” said Mayor Gallo.
“This event is a new way for bike enthusiasts to see each of our parks while also encouraging participation in the following week’s “Love Your Park Day” on Saturday May 3rd , said Kevin Gilfeather, Kingston Parks and Recreation Superintendent. This program is a collaboration between the Kingston Parks and Recreation Department and Creating Healthy Places – which is sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County.
As a reminder, by law, all bicyclists under the age of 14 are required to wear approved bicycle helmets when bicycling or riding as passengers on bicycles in New York State. We recommend all participants wear helmets for their safety. As a part of the event, refreshments and a free raffle will be provided. For more information about the event, contact Roger Ennis at 481-7338 or go to www.kingstonparksandrec.org to register.