Eighteen bike riders rode from the Campus Recreation Center to new Office of Sustainability quarters on Cragmor Road March 17 in recognition of St. Patrick’s Day.
“It was intended to be a kickoff to the spring,” according to Andrea Hassler, trails specialist, Campus Recreation, said. “Even though the weather turned south, the riders still came out and had a great time.”
The event was followed by a baked potato lunch, prizes for the rider dressed in the most green, and a raffle for an Ireland jersey.
The next large group ride event will be April 22. Called the Beat the Hill friendly bike race, races will start every half hour from 7 a.m.– 9:30 a.m. at the Four Diamonds shuttle stop. Riders will race to the mountain lion statue in the lower plaza. An awards ceremony is scheduled at 10:30 a.m. and will include special prizes for fastest times and best individual and group costumes. Every rider will receive a free t-shirt, breakfast, and prize. Bikes are available for those wishing to participate who do not own one. The race will be followed by an Earth Day Celebration in the Upper Plaza.
— Photos by Jeffrey M Foster