Once again, Yukon Parks and Recreation will be hosting a free group bike ride to celebrate National Bike to Work Day on Saturday, September 26th.
Bike to Work Day is an annual event designed to encourage people to use their bikes as a means of transportation. According to the League of American Bicyclists, 40% of all trips in the U.S. are less than two miles, making cycling a feasible, healthy, and fun way to get around! This will be a new route from previous years to utilize Yukon’s Master Phase 1 Bike Trail, that will eventually be connected to Oklahoma City’s recreational trails.
This fun ride will begin in the City Hall Parking lot, 500 W. Main, at 9:00 a.m. and commence at the Jackie Cooper Gym. After the 2 mile ride, enjoy refreshments, snacks, door prizes, and other fun activities at the JCG. “Our crowd increases annually and we hope to have about 30 plus riders this year, as we move to Saturday so families can ride the new route for this year,” says Jan Scott, Yukon Parks and Recreation Department
Participating in this ride is a great way to show support for a more bike friendly community, raise awareness of sharing the roads, and promote commuting by bicycle. Adults and children are encouraged to ride in this great event.
This ride is always a fun way to start off the morning and we look forward to seeing you there. Please call the parks and recreation office at 350-8937 for more information.
Bike to Work is one of Yukon’s best events. Optimism, energy and opportunity inspire the best in everything we do. To learn more about Yukon’s best, visit www.yukonok.gov or call 405-350-8937.