‘Bike with Pike’ offers rides, hot dogs, fun with the mayor

“Bike with Pike” cycling event sponsored by the city of St. George in observance of National Bike Month, St. George, Utah, May 16, 2016 | File photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — October is the month when thousands converge on St. George and surrounding communities to enjoy pleasant temperatures and a variety of outdoor recreational activities and events.

At the “Bike with Pike” cycling event sponsored by the City of St. George in observance of National Bike Month, St. George, Utah, May 16, 2016 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News
Riders pause for a moment at the “Bike with Pike” cycling event in May, St. George, Utah, May 16, 2016 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

One of those events, the biannual “Bike with Pike,” will be held Monday at the Confluence Trailhead at 5:30 p.m.

“Bike with Pike” is a family-friendly bike ride with St. George Mayor Jon Pike and members of the St. George City Council, St. George Active Transportation Committee and Southern Utah Bicycle Alliance.

The event features a free hot dog BBQ, music, a bike rodeo and a ride with the mayor along a section of the city’s trail system.

Recently, new way-finding signage has been erected along sections of the Virgin River Trail system to help residents and visitors understand where trails lead and how long it will take to get to their destination.

At the “Bike with Pike” cycling event sponsored by the City of St. George in observance of National Bike Month, St. George, Utah, May 16, 2016 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News
New trail signs will be explained at the “Bike with Pike” event Monday |  Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Pike, along with members of the Southwest Utah Public Health Department who helped to fund the new signs, will give the public a preview of the signage and briefly explain the plan to use them on trails and along bike lanes on city streets.

Details

  • What: Free BBQ, music, bike rodeo for kids and two riding options. Option No. 1 is a 5.2 loop along the Virgin River. Option No. 2. is a 1-mile round-trip ride for younger children.
  • When: Monday, Oct. 24 at 5:30 pm.; the ride starts at 5:50 pm.
  • Where: Confluence Trailhead, located at the end of Convention Center Drive just south of the Dixie Center St. George.
  • Admission: Free to public.

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1 Comment

  • .... October 21, 2016 at 11:29 am

    Heck I can do that. don’t have a job to go to !

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