FRIENDS of Carnegie Free Library plan Bikes for Books
The FRIENDS of the Carnegie Free Library will hold its second annual Bikes for Books on June 1 at Yough River Park and trail in Connellsville.
This is a noncompetitive event that benefits the FRIENDS of the Carnegie Free Library, said Cathy Kumor, FRIENDS' secretary and event organizer.
Registration and check-in will take place at pavilion number one at the park. Participants can then begin biking the Great Allegheny Passage/Yough River Trail toward Ohiopyle or West Newton, said Kumor.
New this year is a traveling trophy. It will be presented to the group with the highest participation.
This could be a school group, work site, civic organization, etc. interested in taking home the travelling trophy for the “Please indicate your group at registration to be eligible,” said Kumor.
Also new this year is a children's bike rodeo which promotes safe riding skills. Youth who are 4 to 12 are welcome.
“Bike for Books is not only a fundraising event for the Carnegie Free Library, but a wonderful opportunity to engage in physical activity with family and friends,” Kumor said.
May is National Biking Month.
“Join us in celebrating the event while biking along one of the most scenic sections along the Great Allegheny Passage. Grab some friends or coworkers to vie for this year's traveling trophy awarded to the group with the highest participation,” Kumor said.
Sponsorship is important to the success of Bike For Books. Businesses which contribute $100 as a supporter will help offset the costs of mailings, T-shirts and other expenses and will be listed on the short-sleeved T-shirts that each competitor will receive. As a sponsor the name of the business will be printed on the back and Bike for Books will be on the front of the shirts.
“Discover why the local section of the bike trail is such a great place. Sample summer sounds, enjoy lunch and support healthy behaviors,” added Kumor.
The day will begin at 8:30 a.m. Participants should return to Yough River Park between noon and 2 p.m. for a light lunch. Registration for adults is $15 by May 25. The day of the event the cost is $20. Cost for children under the age of 10 is $5. All participants will receive a free commemorative T-shirt.
Entry forms are available at the Carnegie Free Library, 299 S. Pittsburgh St. in Connellsville.
Nancy Henry is a freelance writer.
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