Old Greenwich-Riverside Community Center holds 14th annual Family Bike Fest

Old Greenwich-Riverside Community Center holds their 14th annual Family Bike Fest Sunday, May 15, from 8:30-11 a.m., meeting at the Old Greenwich Elementary School. Choose the traditional 6-mile ride to and around Tod’s Point, or the one-mile Kid’s Ride, and/or the beginners kick bike ride. Or simply come to enjoy the cycling festivities on-site.

Back again for the second year in a row, pro stunt champion Mike Steidley will perform his BMX stunt bike shows. The show will commence around 9 a.m. prior to kicking off the bike ride.

The OGRCC also seeks to enhance bike safety. “With the local bike shops coming out to help they are making sure everyone has a safe and well-tuned bike and helmet and that Greenwich Safe Cycling continues to educate everyone about sharing the road and respecting traffic rules,” said David Rafferty, board member of the Old Greenwich-Riverside Community Center (OGRCC). He also shared that the OGRCC took over the original Mother’s Day Bike Ride from Greenwich Safe Cycling in 2013 “to bring greater awareness of the event to the community. To appeal to the broader community, the OGRCC has now changed the original theme from a Mother’s Day Bike Ride to a Family Bike Fest!”

“In past years,” said Rafferty, “up to 300 people took part in the event, and with everything we have going on this year we expect 2016 to be the biggest year ever.” The event grows every year and has expanded to include a Cycling and Fitness Expo. There will be free yoga, pilates, and other exercise activities for attendees. Guaranteed family fun for bikers and non-bikers!

Tickets are on sale now at myogrcc.org. Family tickets are $25 and individual adult tickets $10 and kids (under 12) $5. All proceeds from this event support the Old Greenwich Riverside Community Center scholarship fund and Greenwich Safe Cycling.

About Old Greenwich-Riverside Community Center

The Old Greenwich-Riverside Community Center (OGRCC) promotes a sense of community be providing recreational athletic, educational and social programs. Celebrating more than 70 years of providing programs and events to the Greenwich community, the OGRCC has increased its membership from 30 in 1943 to nearly 1,800 today and expanded its programing to offer a wide variety of social, educational and athletic programs – thanks to strong leadership and an engaged Board of Directors. Community volunteers and financial support continue to be an essential component to the growth of the OGRCC! More information may be found on the web at myogrcc.org or by calling 203-637-3659.

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