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Posted on: April 6, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Pedal for the Planet Slow Roll Bike Ride Planned for Earth Day

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The City of Bowling Green’s Bike Safety Commission will host the first slow roll bike ride of the season on Earth Day.  The ride, titled Pedal for the Planet, will be held Saturday, April 22nd at Noon. Riders should meet at the Montessori School of Bowling Green Parking Lot and plan for a ride featuring a local gem, the Slippery Elm Trail!  After the ride, participants are encouraged to stick around for the annual Earth Day Celebration hosted by 20+ local organizations on the beautiful Montessori Campus!

Rides are free, family-friendly, and open to everyone. Each rider is required to wear a properly-fitted helmet and ride a correctly-sized bicycle in safe, working mechanical order.  It is highly recommended that young riders, not able to travel on their own, participate via a tow behind trailer or child bike seat.  These rides are meant to be more recreational in nature and will travel at a speed comfortable for all riders. 

While designed for fun and exploration, monthly rides will also stress the importance of safe riding practices and responsibilities of riders while navigating city streets.  Multiple trained leaders will facilitate the ride to ensure that all riders complete the route, including providing assistance for mechanical or personal issues that may arise.  

Questions about this ride should be directed to the City’s Sustainability and Public Outreach Coordinator by phone at 419-354-6222 or by email.

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