2017-05-11 / Community

Bike across the county

The Ventura County Fire Department will host a family-friendly 10-mile recreational bicycle ride to inaugurate the installation of the department’s first public bicycle repair stand Mon., May 15 starting at Giant Bicycles, 3587 Old Conejo Road, Newbury Park.

Led by VCFD fire captain and cycling enthusiast Jack Nosco, riders will travel from Giant Bicycles to Fire Station 33 in Thousand Oaks.

Event check-in will be 8:15 a.m. Riders will depart at 9 a.m. Arrival at the fire station will be from 9:30 to 9:45 a.m. The new bike repair stand at Station 33 will be unveiled at 10 a.m.

Riders can include avid cyclists, community members, VCFD firefighters, dignitaries, county officials, Giant Bicycles employees and cyclists from various bike clubs.

The bike repair stand features an air pump, tools and mounts so riders can securely hang a bike and make adjustments.

The repair station is one of 16 stands to be installed by the county. Additional units will be placed in high-traffic biking communities near fire stations.

The free Bike ’n’ Ride event is sponsored by Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks and Giant Bicycles in support of the county’s “Health in all Policies” resolution adopted in 2015. The event coincides with National Bike to Work Week, May 15 to 19.

Registration is at bikenridewithvcfd.eventbrite.com. All participants must wear helmet. For detail, call VCFD PIO at (805) 389-9769. See complete story about the origins of this event on page 26.

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