Pump up those bike tires, grab your helmet and bike to breakfast with your family and friends.
The Recreation Department is hoping you’ll join its intergenerational bike ride on Saturday, Sept. 11. Bikers should meet at Stotzky Park at 9 a.m. for the start of a relaxed ride to Briermere Farms for breakfast after which they’ll head back to Stotzky.
The event is open to people of all ages and skill levels. Danielle Doll, the department’s cultural affairs supervisor says, “We’re encouraging parents and their children, grandparents and their grandchildren, or just anyone who wants to be active and meet some new people” to join the group.
She says the bikers will be accompanied by volunteers from the Suffolk Bicycle Riders Association and at least one bicycle cop from the Riverhead Police Department.
The ride is 13 miles in total, but it will be done “at a leisurely pace in order to accommodate everyone.” A town bus will follow the group in case anyone is unable to ride the full distance.
When Doll first worked for the town in 2010, she initiated the “Bike to Breakfast” event.
“We got a great turnout and wonderful feedback,” she said. “I’m hoping to make these rides a regular thing and even create an intergenerational bicycle club next year.”
There is a $5 fee to register for the event. Click here to register.