NOTE- Parks Pedal Party – Saturday, June 2… Non-competitive adult bike tour with choice of 21 and 42 miles throughout beautiful Shelby County beginning at 8:30 a.m. Post ride healthy food truck and music to ‘party’! Children and family friendly bicycle rides are FREE from two to eight miles on the trails through Clear Creek Park at 10 a.m.
The third annual Parks Pedal Party is planned for Saturday, June 2. Mimi Ward said, “This will serve as the kick-off for the ‘Bike Shelby Cycling Season’ with the Shelbyville/Shelby County Tourism helping us via social media promotion debut 12 interesting and beautiful Shelby County bike routes.”
Ward also announced changes in this year’s event, starting with the adult registration fee, which will be a suggested donation of $25 to Shelby County Parks Foundation, rather than specified amounts for the routes. She continued, “We have eliminated the poker theme and we will are riding just two beautiful adult routes: just the 42 mile and 21 mile. The family/children route will still be offered within Clear Creek Park and adjoining neighborhoods.”
Proceeds from the events benefit the Greenway Trail project that has completed Phase 1 and has begun Phase 2. The overall master plan will take the Greenway Trail eventually to Red Orchard Park on Kentucky Street.
Parks consultant Clay Cottongim said hundreds have enjoyed walking, hiking, biking and jogging along the first Phase of the Greenway Trail that winds its way along Clear Creek. The second phase is on the west side of Seventh Street adjacent to Calvary Cemetery and winding toward the park. This two-mile stretch is off North Seventh Street, starting at the Seventh Street bridge and running around behind Calvary Cemetery, school and private properties to connect to Lake Shelby.
The Parks Pedal Party will use some existing paved trails for children and families from the park to Lake Shelby and to adjacent neighborhoods. The FREE non-competitive ride travels 2 to 8 miles starting at 10 a.m. Lemonade stands quench your thirst along the ride with face painting, bouncies and a host of activities at the finish. Raindate is 2 p.m. Sunday, June 3.
The Parks Pedal Party begins at 8:30 a.m. for adults with the family/children segment beginning at 10 a.m. (Raindate is June 3). Riders for both non-competitive events can register online at: https://form.jotform.com/70859126501152. Registration forms can also be obtained at Clear Creek Park.
Questions can be directed to Cottongim: 502-321-0612.