Grab your bike, helmet and a few decorations. Family fun is lighting up East Plum Creek Trail at the Town’s annual Pedal the Moon bike ride Saturday, July 15.
The family ride will depart from Castle View High School, 5254 N. Meadows Drive, at 7 p.m. Or, take the shorter route and leave from Douglas County High School, 2842 Front St, at approximately 7:15 p.m. As dusk begins to fall, riders will follow East Plum Creek Trail to Festival Park — approximately 6 miles on mostly flat terrain that is suitable for riders of all ages.
Cyclists are encouraged to participate in the festive spirit by decking out their bikes with lights and other embellishments. At the intersection of East Plum Creek and Hangman’s Gulch trails, be sure to stop at the decorating station and get creative with glow-in-the-dark items, provided on a first-come, first-served basis. All participants must wear a helmet and have a front headlamp and blinking rear light.
Once you arrive at Festival Park grab your food, relax and enjoy the night sky. The International Dark-Sky Association will be sharing information about stars and constellations. After the festivities, families are encouraged to ride back to Douglas County or Castle View high schools. Interested in a one-way trip? Make arrangements to leave a car or be picked up at the park.
Registration is $18 for adults, $16 for seniors and $14 for children under 12. The registration fee includes a T-shirt and dinner of a hotdog, chips and a drink at Festival Park.
More information and registration are available at CRgov.com/Pedal.
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