Cyclists of every spoke are welcome to join in the 2011 Dayton River Ride, a leisurely exploration of urban recreation trails and attractions on Saturday, July 30, from 9 a.m. to noon. Participation is FREE.
The Dayton River Ride kicks off at RiverScape MetroPark plaza and rolls southward to Carillon Historical Park before returning to the starting point. Optional side-trip attractions include the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, Wright-Dunbar Village and historic Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum.
The nine-mile ride will progress mainly along the Great Miami River Recreation Trail, with some additional riding along dedicated street lanes. Traffic will be maintained by police and volunteers.
Cool drinks and delicious snacks will be served at the half-way point, and restrooms will be available to riders. After the ride, cyclists are welcome to join in the Dayton Celtic Festival at RiverScape. Families and groups are encouraged to participate; riders under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Check-in and on-site registration will be held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. the day of the ride. For more information, a ride map and advance registration, visit www.daytonohio.gov/riverride.
Participants will receive a River Ride goodie bag. Early registrants will be eligible to win Dayton Dragons luxury suite tickets and other prizes.