Pump those tires, grease those chains

To the Editor:
The Voorheesville Family Bicycling Day is set for June 5, from noon to 3 p.m., with a rain date of June 12. Come join in on the fun at the Voorheesville terminus of the Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail where riders can enjoy a car-free journey along Grove Street and the rail trail.

There will be food, music, local vendors and clubs, and family-friendly activities for all ages. New additions to this year’s event are two types of group rides.

First, kick up some dirt with members of Flow Riders, a youth trail-riding organization, while exploring the gravel and dirt trails near the Hilton Barn. An experienced guide will lead two separate groups down the rail trail to the Hilton Barn trails.

The first group ride at 12:30 p.m. will be open to cyclists ages 12 and under with an adult, and the second group at 1:45 p.m. will be for cyclists ages 13 and up (ages 13 to 17 with an adult). Flow Riders will also be hosting an obstacle course at the bicycling day event site for people of all ages to practice their bicycling skills.

For a less bumpy adventure, join Fran Vincent, owner of Vincent Multisport and member of the Coeur Ambassador Elite Team, on a 10-mile loop along beautiful quiet roads. Participants will meet at 12:30 p.m. and discuss cycling safety including hand signals and group-ride etiquette before heading out.

The ride is open to cyclists ages 13 and up (ages 13 to 17 with an adult). Pre-registration for all group rides would be appreciated and is available online through the Voorheesville Public Library’s event calendar. Sign-up forms will be available the day of the event.

For more information about the Voorheesville Family Bicycling Day please go to the VFBD Facebook page or contact Kevin Relyea at . Keep a lookout for gold Voorheesville Family Bicycling Day bike racks popping up around the village.

See you on June 5! The Voorheesville Family Bicycling Day is sponsored by the village of Voorheesville, Voorheesville Community and School Foundation, and the Voorheesville Public Library.

Lea Foster


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