Ocean Pines Recreation & Parks Dept. Invites Kids to Free Mountain Biking Day
Ocean Pines may be flat, but local kids can still get a taste of mountain biking at the community’s “Take a Kid Mountain Biking” day on Saturday, May 9 from 12-2 p.m. in Bainbridge Park. This free event will offer children ages 8 and up and their parents the opportunity to ride bikes off-road in a fun, non-competitive environment. It is presented by the Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department and the Eastern Shore International Mountain Biking Association.
Participants will learn the ABCs – air, breaks and chain – of bike riding. They will also get to try a basic skills course and then ride the bike trails that weave through Bainbridge Park in Ocean Pines. Tres Denk and other members of the Eastern Shore International Mountain Biking Association will be on hand to offer helmet checks and instruction. Snacks will also be provided. Children and parents riding should bring helmets, bikes, gloves and closed-toe shoes. A limited number of bikes and helmets will also be available for use. Bikes with training wheels will not be permitted.
Bainbridge Park is located off of Pinehurst Road near Ocean Pines’ north gate. Registration for the event is not required. For more information about this and other programs offered by the Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department, call 410-641-7052 or visit www.OceanPines.org.
For more information, contact Teresa Travatello, director of Marketing and Public Relations for the Ocean Pines Association, at (410) 641-7717 ext. 3006 or firstname.lastname@example.org