Free Bikes 4 Kidz South Side Slow Roll
On Saturday, August 5, Free Bikes 4 Kidz Madison (FB4K Madison) will host the South Side Slow Roll, a bike ride designed for those who have never participated in a group ride before. The event is about inclusiveness, helping people access trails they’ve never ridden before, and providing a community of support, fun, and fostering a love of bicycling for those who are new to the activity. The ride is free and open to all human powered bicycles and their riders. It will be a tour of south side bike trails and neighborhoods. This ride begins at the Free Bikes 4 Kidz workshop at 354 Coyier Lane and ends at The Village on Park Street at 2300 South Park Street. Participants are encouraged to decorate their bikes, wear a costume, or come as they are.
At 2:00 p.m., Wheels for Winners is partnering with Free Bikes 4 Kidz to provide repair services. Bikes can be tuned up and minor repairs addressed to ensure that all riders have safe and reliable bikes to ride. The ride will depart at 3:00 p.m. and make the three mile journey to The Village on Park exclusively on trails and bike friendly streets. Bike Fitchburg will offer support and gear (SAG) to keep everyone safe throughout the ride. Dane County Parks is providing free trail passes for all riders on the Capital City State Trail for the event. Olbrich Botanical Gardens is providing seed bombs for riders to take a break along the route and plant wildflowers along the bike paths.
At the end of the ride, a celebration of community will be held in the parking lot of The Village on Park Street with DJ Mr. Alexis, street artist Dani RAD, food carts, and activity tents with the DNR, Van Holten Pickles, Fire Light Group, and others. Cinnaire is the presenting sponsor and additional support is being provided by Virent, TruStage, UW Health, Capitol Bank, Slow Roll Cycles, and Olbrich Botanical Gardens.
For more details, visit the FB4K Madison website!
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