Greene County News
XENIA — The Greene County Parks & Trail Sentinels and Park Rangers will host a week-long bike camp that featuring cycling rules, safety and bike trail etiquette from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 6 to 10 for participants ages 7-9 years old and June 13-17 for those 10-14 years old. Bike camp will be based at Xenia Station, 150 S. Miami Ave., which serves as the hub for the region’s paved, multi-use bike trails.
Bike helmets donated by Children’s Medical Center Family Resource Center will be given to participants based on size and availability. Participates must know how to ride a bicycle.
The week’s schedule will include teaching the skills and rules of safe cycling conducted on a secured parking lot and on paved trails.
“We could not hold our bike camp without the amazing support from our volunteer trail sentinels,” said Greene County Parks & Trails Sgt. Bill Nickell. “We are so lucky to have our miles of paved trails and we want everyone to enjoy them safely. This bike camp will show our youngest cyclists how to have fun and stay safe at the same time.”
During the week, cyclists will ride a different Greene County trail each day with a stop for a brown bag lunch — and at a local ice cream shop too. At the end of camp, a GCP&T Ranger will present the campers with their completion certificates.
Participants need to provide: Money for a visit to an ice cream shop, Brown bag lunch with non-perishables, Filled water bottle, Well-maintained bike (suggest mountain bike/multi-speed bike) and helmet and closed-toe shoes are required.
Cost for the Bike Camp is $30 for Greene County residents; $40 for non-residents. For more information call Greene County Parks & Trails at 937-562-6440 or email [email protected]
Story courtesy of the Greene County Parks and Trails.