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Grab your bike for Loopalooza

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May 11, 2010 |

Enterprise staff writer

Davis is a city known as much for its bicycles as its schools, so it only makes sense that if thereÕs a Schoolapalooza, there ought to be a bikepalooza too, right?

The folks at Davis Bicycles! think so. ThatÕs why this Sunday theyÕre sponsoring Bike Loopalooza, a family-friendly tour of the 12-mile Davis Bike Loop with 11 stations along the way. One station will feature a helmet check and fitting, another a Police Department skills course. Others will offer refreshments, face painting, bird watching, sidewalk art and more.

Elementary-age kids will receive passports they can have stamped at each station. Visit three stations and receive a treat. Visit all 12 and receive a certificate for completing the loop.

The fun and treats may draw in the kids, but Davis Bicycles! has a larger goal in mind.

ÒWe want to introduce parents to the bike loop and bike paths so they can use them to get their kids to school safely,Ó said organizer Christal Waters. ÒThe loop is such a great resource to use to get kids to school and to travel across Davis safely.Ó

Bike Loopalooza is actually just one of the many biking events going on in Davis in May.

Besides the Amgen Tour of California coming to Davis on Monday, there have been numerous activities aimed at getting people, and kids in particular, on their bikes. North Davis and Birch Lane elementary schools have been at the forefront with their activities, Waters said.

Events have included visits from the UC Davis bike team, schoolwide ÒBike-to-SchoolÓ days and contests to see which classrooms can log the most bike miles. Waters credited Davis Bicycles! school committee members Sanne Fettinger at Birch Lane and Kristen Muir at North Davis with spearheading the efforts at their schools.

ÒThey got us motivated to do this,Ó Waters said.

Bike Loopalooza will take place between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Participants can begin at any of the 11 stations, where they can sign the required waivers to participate, and children will receive their passports. Riders can travel in either direction on the loop, beginning and ending whenever, and wherever, they want.

Waters suggested that cyclists bring sunscreen and water bottles that they can refill along the way. Station 9 in UCDÕs Orchard Park will be a dedicated water station, and there are multiple public drinking fountains along the route. Refreshments will be available at the station located at Holmes Junior High School, 1220 Drexel Drive.

A suggested donation of $1 per person, $5 per family would defray printing and insurance costs, Waters said.

The city of Davis is co-sponsoring Bike Loopalooza and has repainted the loop markers throughout the city.

Volunteers from Davis Bicycles! and many Davis schools are staffing the stations, with the Davis Police Department in charge at Station 6 at Montgomery Elementary School, where kids can try a bike rodeo skills course.

More volunteers still are needed for the event, Waters said. In particular, older junior high and high school-aged students are needed to serve as ÒrunnersÓ between stations Ñ so if a station runs out of waivers or passports, runners can bring some from another station. Runners would need waivers signed by their parents to participate.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Waters at [email protected] There will be a pre-event training meeting on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Ñ Reach Anne Ternus-Bellamy at (530) 747-8051 or [email protected] Comment on this story at www.davisenterprise.com

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