Bicycle ride planned to support skatepark

Lifland Skatepark is hosting a community bicycle ride to support the expansion and maintenance of its facility in Elm Park.

Lonnie Wilcox, skatepark president, said the goal of the “Radical Ride” is to build a brighter future with a bigger skatepark. The ride is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

“Anyone can bring bicycles, skateboards and scooters,” he said.

The ride will go from Pine Street to the park, using West Fourth Street.

Riders then will return using West Third Street, or about 4 1/2 miles total, he said. Families and their children and all ages may participate, he said.

Registration is from 10 a.m. to noon that day at the Harvest Emporium and Gallery, 46 1/2 W. Fourth St. The building is next to Alabaster Coffee.

There will be music, food, artists and vendors on hand as part of the city’s First Saturday celebration, Wilcox said.

Children 12 and under must wear a helmet and be accompanied by an adult. State and local bicycle laws apply, he said.

Police have provided safety assurance the streets will be closed to traffic during the ride.

For more informationcall 570-777-2665.

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