Thursday, April 23, 2009

Friday Lunchtime Bike Ride Starts Tomorrow!

Friday Lunchtime Bike Ride
Fridays at Noon; Back by 1 p.m.

What: Friday Lunchtime Bike Rides, now in its 4th year running; leisurely ride, usually 6 to 10 miles long, open to anyone

When: Meet at Noon; Back by 1:00 p.m.

Where: Meet at Mary Black Foundation office at 349 East Main Street, next to the Inn on Main. We gather at the plaza behind their building, then follow a route that goes along the Rail Trail, into Duncan Park, and we take 2 or 3 loops around the Duncan Park neighborhood/lake, then return along the Rail Trail (number of loops is up to you – or you can even sit in the park for a breather).

Who: Open to all ability levels; no one left behind; pace and distance based on preference of the group; promoted by Mary Black Foundation and Partners for Active Living

Why?: Until you’ve tried it, you won’t really understand – but this is the perfect way to break up the workday, refresh yourself and clear your head – AND to get in some exercise that you would otherwise have to do at painfully early morning hours, or during the “rush-hour” at the gym, post-5 o’clock. Give it a try, see what you think. We like it.

The Fine Print: BYObike; HELMETS required for all riders; lycra, snazzy-shoes, or fancy gear NOT required; changing rooms generously made available by the Mary Black Foundation; this ride is SHINE only. Beginning May 1st: Both mountain bikes and road bikes will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at no cost, courtesy of Spartanburg County Parks & Recreation Commission.

Also be sure to check out the upcoming Bike Month calendar, starting off with the Spartanburg Regional Classic next Friday at 6pm downtown!

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