Healthy Dearborn Family Bike Ride returns Oct. 7

Photo courtesy of the city of Dearborn Bikers participate in the 2016 Healthy Dearborn Family Bike Ride in. The third annual Healthy Dearborn Family Bike Ride is scheduled for Oct. 7 starting at Ford Field Park. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m., and the ride will leave at 10 a.m.

Photo courtesy of the city of Dearborn
Bikers participate in the 2016 Healthy Dearborn Family Bike Ride in. The third annual Healthy Dearborn Family Bike Ride is scheduled for Oct. 7 starting at Ford Field Park. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m., and the ride will leave at 10 a.m.

 

Third annual event starts at Ford Field Park

DEARBORN – The community is invited to participate in the third annual Healthy Dearborn Family Bike Ride on Oct. 7.

The 6.5-mile ride will start at and return to Ford Field Park, 22051 Cherry Hill Road. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m., and the ride will begin at 10 a.m.

All ages and abilities of cyclists are welcome. The leisurely ride is meant for family fun and will exit from the park onto Brady Street and then onto the Rouge River Trail extension. From there, riders will follow the trail to the University of Michigan-Dearborn campus, loop through the campus area, and return via the trail to Ford Field Park.

Snacks and safe biking information will be available before the ride at the North Shelter at the Ford Field Park. Children age 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Helmets are required. A liability waiver must be signed and can be downloaded in advance at www.cityofdearborn.org/healthydearborn.

Healthy Dearborn is an initiative that encourages healthy eating and active lifestyles at work, school and across the community. The program is a joint venture between Beaumont Health, the city of Dearborn and Dearborn Public Schools, plus other partners.

Mayor John O’Reilly Jr. proposed the first Healthy Dearborn Family Bike ride in October 2015. It continued in October 2016, and now also includes a Saturday morning bike ride at the annual Homecoming festival in August.

Healthy Dearborn, in conjunction with #BikeDearborn, has also been holding bike rides and walks called Walk ’n’ Rolls in different areas of the city each week since May.

For more information about the annual ride, call 313-943-2285 or go to www.cityofdearborn.org/healthydearborn.