With the highly anticipated return of the annual Foster City Community Bike Ride and Rodeo on Sunday, September 24, cyclists can look forward to enjoying a picturesque bike ride and an educational, yet entertaining, rodeo event.
According to Foster City news, this year's iteration takes a unique spin with the introduction of a bike rodeo, a class for beginners and younger riders to improve their biking skills. By collaborating with the Foster City Police Department and an emphasis on bicycle safety, this event is sure to leave a lasting impact on the local community.
Starting at Boothbay Park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., this family-friendly affair begins with registration for the Bike Ride at 9 a.m., followed by complimentary bike and tire checks, provided by Sports Basement, between 9 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Participants then set off on a picturesque journey along the scenic Foster City Levee, offering the choice of either a five-mile or 10-mile ride. Essential sustenance, in the form of snacks and water, is available at the halfway point and at the end of the ride.
Anticipation builds as the newbie-friendly bike rodeo commences at 10:30 a.m. Led by members of the Foster City Police Department, this engaging class targets children between the ages of four and seven. While focusing on bike safety, the rodeo also helps younger participants avoid common crashes that often occur on the road. However, riders from all walks of life are encouraged to attend and learn something new in addition to sharing their experience, hence, creating a sense of community.
It is worth noting that children under the age of 18 are required to wear a helmet during the event; however, organizers strongly recommend that participants of all ages adorn their protective gear, prioritizing safety above all. Advance registration is not needed to join this free event. For more details, visit www.fostercity.org/bikeride or call the Parks and Recreation Department at 650-286-3380.