Oak Ridge City Councilman David Mosby initiated discussion of a community bike ride earlier this year. “We’ve had a busy year with the completion of another phase of the Turnpike project and also the adoption of a Bike and Pedestrian Plan,” he stated. “A bike ride that brings families and friends together helps build a sense of community, especially during this beautiful fall season. I encourage everyone to come out and join us.”
Registration for the event will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Boys & Girls Club of Oak Ridge parking lot, located at 102 South Jefferson Circle. Children under 18 will need a parent or guardian present at registration to provide written permission for their child to participate. Helmets will be required for all riders.
The ride will start at 10:00 a.m. Staff of the Oak Ridge Bicycle Center will be on hand to assist with bike inspections.
The ~4.5 mile round trip route will commence at the Boys & Girls Club and go west along the Oak Ridge Turnpike bike lane. A rest stop will be set up at the mid-way point in Big Turtle Park parking lot. The return trip will follow the east bound bike lane back to the Boys & Girls Club.
Volunteers are needed to assist with registration and to serve as route marshals and ride leaders.
For more information contact Josh Collins, Recreation and Parks Director, at (865) 425-3450 or visit the city’s website www.oakridgetn.gov.