Road Respect Bike Ride and Festival to Be Held in Hurricane

HURRICANE – Join Hurricane Mayor Tom Hirschi for the ribbon cutting of the new Hurricane Designated Bike Route on June 18 at 7 a.m.

As part of the celebration, cyclists can sign up for the Road Respect Metric Bike Ride & Family Festival. “Road Respect, Hurricane” is the final day of a statewide, weeklong education campaign for car and bicycle safety.

Check in for the ride begins at 6 a.m. at the Hurricane Community Center, 92 S 100 W, and begins at 7 a.m. after the ribbon cutting ceremony. The riders will follow the new route through Hurricane and the Sand Hollow Reservoir, return to Hurricane and then onto the Springdale Road Respect celebration. The riders return to Hurricane to celebrate the final leg of the Road Respect Campaign with the Family Festival, according to race organizer Kai Reed.

Those participating in the bike ride need to register at before June 13 to receive the discounted rate of $15 and sack lunch from Durangos. Day of event registration is $35.

At 10 a.m. kids can enter for a free bike helmet giveaway sponsored by Cactus Hugger Cycling Club. The first 100 kids who complete the Hurricane Skills Course, accompanied by a parent, will receive a free helmet.

Over the Edge Sports will sponsor a free family fun ride at 11:30 a.m. Free bike check-ups will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, sponsored by Bicycles Unlimited. A free bike-fitting demonstration will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, sponsored by Red Rock Bicycles.

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