This summer, the City of Carmel is launching three new “Bike Carmel” events designed to give riders a chance to experience routes of up to 25 miles – perfect for families or spirited riders. Beautiful views along our many trails, casual terrain and rest stops will be included for each event.
SAFE SUMMER CYCLING – May 20; 10 a.m. – This educational event takes place on a Saturday morning, launching at Smoky Row Elementary School, 900 West 136th Street, Carmel. The schedule begins at 10 a.m. with registration, followed by a special safety seminar and then a ride.
At this event, we’ll show you and your children the proper way to wear a helmet, the best ways to be visible to others when you’re out and most importantly, the rules of the road. We’ll also make sure you’re properly sized for your bike. After the Safe Cycling demonstration, we’ll put those brand new skills to the test and head out for a 10-mile ride.
Plan to stick around after the ride for free caricatures, face painting and the Carmel Clay Mobile Library. Carmel residents will be able to sign up for a free public library card while they’re here.
RIDE DINE AND DANCE – July 1; 5:30 p.m. - You’ll want to find a sitter when you join us for this Saturday evening Ride, Dine and Dance! We’re partnering with the Carmel Arts & Design District’s “Late Night on Main” party. The fun begins with registration on Main Street at 5:30 p.m., not far from where a live band will be playing in the street later that night.
Restaurants, galleries and local businesses will be burning the midnight oil staying open late for you. The 10- and 25-mile routes will roll out at 6:30 p.m., which will give you plenty of time to get back to Main Street to enjoy dinner then dance the night away! The live music at Range Line Road and Main Street starts at 9 p.m.
SACK LUNCH RIDE – August 13; 12:30 p.m. - Learn the healthiest things to pack for your children’s lunch at our Sunday afternoon Sack Lunch Ride starting at the Village of West Clay. We will gather at 12:30 p.m. for registration.
We’ve partnered with Market District to provide various healthy food items at each Support and Gear (SAG) stop which will represent a nutritious lunch when completed. At 1 p.m. we will have a brief presentation from a nutritionist to talk about the benefits of healthy eating at school and provide quick snack ideas. The ride begins at 1:30 p.m. When you return, make sure to stay after for caricatures, face painting and more event surprises!
If you’ve been looking for the right time to get into biking, this Bike Carmel trio of bicycle events is perfect for you and your kids! Adult ticket prices for each event are $35; Youth age 13-17 are $20; Children 12-under can participate in each event for free. Visit BikeCarmel.com and click “Events” for registration information and more details!
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