10K bike ride highlights Kids Day festivities

DOWNEY - The Kid's Day event this Saturday will feature a "Tour of Downey" cycling event. The 10-mile ride - it's not a race - starts at 8:30 a.m. at Rio Hondo Elementary.

The course will take bicyclists on a scenic tour along Downey's best trails, parks and neighborhoods.

A smaller, 2-mile course is available for younger riders or families. That ride starts at 9:30 a.m. All riders must wear a helmet, follow all traffic laws, stay close to the curb and ride no more than two people side-by-side.

Kids Day, now in its 25th year, is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Furman Park and will feature penny carnival games, live music and entertainment, a fitness zone, inflatable bouncers, firefighter demonstrations, health fair, dunk tank, community information booths and more.

There will also be an 80's costume contest, 2K run around Furman Park and more.

For more information, call the city's Parks and Recreation Department at (562) 904-7225.

********** Published: May 10, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 04