For more than a decade, Greenwich families have awakened early on Mother’s Day and instead of making mom breakfast in bed, have headed out for the annual Mother’s Day Bike Ride.
May is also National Bike Safety Month. What better way to celebrate Mom than to encourage safe biking and then unplugging and heading down to beautiful Tod’s Point as a family.
The 16th Annual Mother’s Day Bike Ride was started as a way to educate kids and adults about good biking behavior, how to share the road and how to maintain safe equipment. The event run by the Old Greenwich-Riverside Community Center (OGRCC) has exploded into a morning of family fun.
Alicia Collier, mom of four said, “We’ve been coming to the Mother’s Day Bike Ride for years. It’s a great service to have all our bikes checked by the local bike shops. What better way to enjoy Mother’s Day than with a safe bike ride down to Tod’s with my entire family.”
To celebrate Moms in the OGRCC community, the organization will be featuring “Tips for Biking with Kids from Moms that Bike” in the next month. “We are excited to celebrate OGRCC Moms this month and share their thoughts on biking with their kids,” said David Rafferty, Board Member of the OGRCC.
Stories will be shared on social media and the myogrcc.org website.
The event starts and finishes at the Old Greenwich Elementary School, and while the day is about having fun, bike safety is still the important message. Several local bike shops will be on hand at registration to check out bikes, perform safety inspections, check helmets and show people how to best be safe on the roads. Come anytime between 8:30 am – 11:00 am for a bike safety check and then begin your journey to cycle the sound safely.
Tickets for the event can be purchased at https://www.myogrcc.org/page/show/2364283-mothers-day-bike-ride.
The cost is $10 Adults/$5 Children under 12 and $25 Family Ticket.
All proceeds from the event will benefit the OGRCC Scholarship Fund. Please call the office at 203-637-3659 with questions.