Release Date: May 16, 2017
To celebrate National Bike Month, Paducah Parks Services and BikeWorld are organizing an afternoon of bicycling and related activities. On Sunday, May 21, everyone is invited to come to the Greenway Trail entrance at Noble Park next to the Skatepark for Bikes on the Greenway. The free event includes guided bike tours, games, bike-themed prizes, test rides, and music.
Special Events Coordinator Molly Tomasallo Johnson says, “Bikes on the Greenway highlights a great, family-friendly, paved trail for bike riding anytime. It’s a free, safe trail, open to the public, seven days a week. The Greenway is a local amenity that promotes a healthy lifestyle.”
From 1 until 4 p.m., guided bicycle tours will leave every 30 minutes and follow the paved section of the Greenway Trail toward the riverfront. Participants will have the option of returning to Noble Park using the paved trail section or following a guide back to Noble Park by cycling through low-traffic residential neighborhoods using either Madison or Monroe Streets.
There will be an area set up with cones and other obstacles for those interested in improving their bike handling skills. Experts will be available for helmet fittings and bicycle maintenance checks. They also will assist with teaching how to ride without training wheels. Members of the Chain Reaction Cycling Club will be on hand to answer questions and assist in the activities.
The Clyde F. Boyles Greenway Trail extends 4.5 miles with additional phases planned. Distance markers, shelters, and benches are located along the trail. Plans are underway to extend the trail to the Riverfront with construction to occur in 2018.
National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and established in 1956, is a chance to showcase the benefits of bicycling and encourage more folks to give cycling a try.
For more information, contact the Parks Department at 270-444-8508 or BikeWorld at 270-442-0751.