A day of bike riding and fun for all ages on June 14th
Longer days and warmer weather are here which means it’s time to get on your bike and ride. Gather the whole family together and join your friends and neighbors on June 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Project Pedal at Bay High School Memorial Stadium. It will do you a world of good – you’ll enhance your well-being by experiencing an exhilarating and scenic, fresh-air ride through our local community which benefits your mind and body. As you pedal and participate, you’ll be having fun while helping to raise funds to continue the mission of Village Project. Good for the soul? Definitely. There are five rides to choose from, including:
- Pea Pod Pedal (2 and 3-year-olds) – a course of 100 yards on the Bay High track
- Sprout Route (6 and under) – a course of 400 yards on the Bay High track
- Cucumber Course (designed for those 12 and under, but open to all ages) – 6 miles through the western side of Bay Village
- Kale Trail (all ages) – 13 miles on a scenic tour of Bay Village
- Artichoke Adventure (all ages) – 25 miles, including the scenic tour of Bay Village as well as additional pedaling through Avon Lake
The Village Project kitchen will provide a complimentary lunch for Kale Trail and Artichoke Adventure participants. Lunch is available to others at a nominal fee. Join in some healthy competition and help support Village Project by raising funds in addition to the registration fee. Compete individually or as a team to raise the most for this worthy organization. Fundraising pages can be created when you register on the Village Project website (ourvillageproject.com). Prizes will be awarded for the top three individual fundraisers and the top team.
The ride is fully supported with rest stops offering refreshments, bike mechanics, medical and safety volunteers, and support vehicles. Babysitting will be available for children of registered riders.
Project Pedal is not just a bike ride – it’s a community event. Invite your family and friends to cheer you on as you cross the finish line and enjoy a full day of activities for all ages. There will be music from the School of Rock, as well as local choirs and musicians, a bicycle rodeo sponsored by Bay Bike Co-op, sports challenges, mascot races, a dunk tank, silent and Chinese auctions, a 50/50 raffle, Mitchell’s ice cream, and plenty of food and refreshments.
The local business community is also stepping up to support Project Pedal. Executive Chef Level Sponsors (the highest level of sponsorship) include Buckeye Fire Equipment Company, Inc., Buffalo Wild Wings, Hyland Software, Madison Graphics and Mitchell’s Ice Cream.
Make it “A Day in Bay.”
Besides Project Pedal, Bay Village is the location for a couple of other events on June 14.
BAYarts is hosting their Art & Music Festival from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and the Bay Village Fire Department is having an open house from noon – 3 p.m. With so much to do, see and hear for the entire family, it is sure to be an enjoyable spring day in this lakeside community.
Don’t miss out. Register today atwww.ourvillageproject.com or pick up an application at Village Project headquarters: 27378 W. Oviatt in Bay Village. The deadline for registering is May 30.
Registration materials can be picked up on Wednesday, June 11 and Thursday, June 12 from 4 – 8 p.m. at Buffalo Wild Wings in Avon Lake (32914 Walker Rd.). BW3 will offer a 20% discount off food purchased during pick-up. Additionally, a variety of silent auction items will be available for bidding during registration pick-up.
Winners of these items will be announced during the 1 p.m. Project Pedal presentation on June 14. It is not necessary to be present to win.
The mission of Village Project is “to come together as a community of all ages to provide nourishing meals and extended care and service to our neighbors experiencing cancer.” More information about this organization, which serves families in Bay Village, Avon Lake and Rocky River, can be found on the website or by calling 440-348-9401.