Mayor and Councilmembers to Host Community Bike Ride Saturday

The City of Santa Clarita will once again host "Hit the Trail" Saturday January 24.

The City of Santa Clarita will once again host "Hit the Trail" Saturday January 24.

Mayor Frank Ferry and members of the Santa Clarita City Council are inviting residents and community members to “Hit the Trail” this Saturday January 24. Hit the Trail is a community bike  ride ending in a rally at Bridgeport Park. The bike ride follows the City’s trail system and has three starting points around Santa Clarita. Once at the rally attendees will be treated to free lunch, entertainment and giveaways.

School age children can enter a bike decorating contest with help from the City’s Parkmobile and be eligible to win prizes. Also at the park stationary bicycle competitions will be held on stage and emceed by presenting partner Hometown Station AM 1220 KHTS.

A variety of booths will be at the rally offering giveaways and representing the healthy lifestyle Santa Clarita residents enjoy. Among the booths, Edwards Cinema will be on hand and attendees will have the chance to win free movie tickets. Glenn Ivey Day Spa will also be at the park offering giveaways and free massages. Along with KHTS and the City of Santa Clarita, the event is sponsored by Jamba Juice who will be on site offering their delicious drinks for thirsty riders.

Residents do not need to paticipate in the community bike ride to enjoy the festivities at Bridgeport Park. The event is happening from 10 am to 1 pm and is completly free and open to the public. Free lunch will be offered, while supplies last, by the Lion’s Club of Santa Clarita.

Mayor Frank Ferry will be leading the portion of the ride from Valencia High School and Councilmember Bob Kellar will be riding from the Canyon Country starting point at Camp Plenty Road and Soledad Canyon.

Hit the Trail is a celebration of the City’s thirty mile trail system, but also is the official  kick-off  towards the countdown of the Amgen Tour of California. On Saturday February 21, the worlds top cyclists, including international  superstar Lance Armstrong, will roll into Santa Clarita for the start of Stage 7 of the Amgen Tour of California, America’s largest cycling event.


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