Saturday April 30th: A big day for Bikes
San Luis Obispo County has a lot going on for bikes this Saturday. Bike Fest? Yup! Bob Jones Trail Clean Up Day? You bet! Bike Valet at Family Fitness Day? Yes indeed!
Bob Jones Trail Clean Up Day
The Friends of the Bob Jones Trail, in conjunction with the city of San Luis Obispo, is holding a trail work day on Saturday, April 30, from 9 a.m. to noon. Ready to volunteer? Our focus is the city’s stretch of trail from Prado Road to Los Osos Valley Road, including an area that needs to be weeded and replanted near the new bridge close to Los Osos Valley Road. The city will provide tools, water and snacks. Pulling weeds is hard physical work, so pace yourselves.
To participate, confirm with Lea Brooks, at firstname.lastname@example.org that you want to participate, and she’ll will send you more details about the cleanup and parking.
Get ready for an awesome day of bicycles in the Village of Arroyo Grande – the 8th annual Bike Fest takes place on Saturday, April 30th from 12:20 – 4 PM and this year is going to be better than ever.
Bike Fest is a fun-filled celebration of Bikes and the people who love them! The festivities kick off with a Bike Parade around the Village starting at the Rotary Bandstand on Nelson Street at 12:20 PM. The Bike Parade concludes at Branch Street Deli where the fun continues at 1 PM with great food, fantastic music, incredible prizes (you can win a bike!) and discounted beverages from New Belgium Brewery.
All ages are welcome, so grab your bicycle, join the Parade then enjoy the festivities at Branch Street Deli (map) – It’s going to be a blast!
Family Fitness Day
The SLO Marathon + Half’s Family Fitness Day will have FREE activities for children of all ages and abilities, on Saturday, April 30 and our free Bike Valet will be there parking bicycles. The fun goes from 9:00am to 2:00pm at the iconic Madonna Inn property. Each family can participate in a variety of games and activities at no charge and will receive a Race SLO Champion sticker, play with all the local team mascots and get lessons in fun and sportsmanship from a variety of local sport teams and clubs. Food and vendors will be at the festival as well as all weekend long.
FREE activities for children and adults include:
- Soccer Ball Kick with Cal Poly and Musty Mustang
- Basketball Toss with Cal Poly
- Baseball Pitch with SLO Blues Baseball and Bluebelle the Bull
- Sack Race with Downtown Brown
- Cornhole, Ladder Golf, Croquet and Giant Connect Four with SLO Coast Shenanigans
- Golf Putt with Sunset Honda
- Rope-a-Steer with Cal Poly Rodeo
In addition, on Family Fitness Day, there are three running events:
- Kids One Mile (8:00am start)
- 5K Run / Walk / Strollers (8:15am start)
- Kids Quarter Mile Dash (9:30am start)
For more event information or to register for races before they sell out, go to: www.slomarathon.com/family-fitness-day
Plus, enjoy the food, beer and wine (adults 21 & older only!) garden all day!
Our free Bike Valet will be back at Madonna Inn on Sunday, parking bicycles for the SLO Marathon + Half. We’ll be there from 7 AM – 2 PM: Bike down and watch the big finish!