Bike your way to better health
Published 12:28 am Saturday, April 21, 2012
Two events in coming weeks will encourage Suffolk residents to pedal their way to a healthier future.
On April 28, the Suffolk Department of Parks and Recreation will hold a Family Fun and Bike Fest at Bennett’s Creek Park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free event will feature bicycle safety demonstrations, a bicycle parade, boat inspections, disc golf demonstrations, a children’s area, vendors, food and more.
On May 19, a free 16-mile family fun bike ride will be held that begins at the King’s Fork Recreation Center at King’s Fork Middle School.
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“We just want people to come participate, enjoy and bring the family out,” said Jaya Tiwari, executive director of Suffolk Partnership for a Healthy Community. The organization is co-sponsoring both events along with Parks and Recreation.
Both events are returning from last year as part of the Suffolk on the Move program by Suffolk Partnership for a Healthy Community.
“We are encouraging people to participate,” Tiwari said. “We’re getting people up and moving, whether on foot or on a bicycle.”
Forms for free registration are available on the partnership’s website, www.suffolkpartnership.com.
“It’s just a fun event,” Tiwari said. “We hope a lot of people will come enjoy.”
For more information, call 238-3261.