The Bike Works, Silver City’s nonprofit community bike shop, is back with the sixth annual Pedalista!, a family fun event that focuses on the fun and joy of bicycling. On Saturday, October 14th from 11am-4pm, Gough Park will be full of all-ages games and activities utilizing bike parts. This event is free to the public, but a donation is requested to support The Bike Works’ year-round service to the community. Great food and raffle tickets for a chance to win bikes, accessories, and other prizes are also available. The event also marks The Bike Works’ 10 year anniversary of operating the community bicycle workshop in the Recreation Center Annex on 10th St.
Activities and games include the mini-bike race, the Paperboy Challenge, the Rim Roll, the Human Slingshot, a scavenger hunt, the commuter challenge, human wheelbarrows, Pedal Go-Karts, the Teeter Totter plus much more. A new addition this year, there will also be an expert to talk about bicycle law and safety. “Our goal for this event is simply to have a great time in the park, celebrating the bicycle and all it offers us; physically, socially, financially, and environmentally.
Pedalista! has traditionally been a springtime event, but this year we have shifted to the fall & are teaming up with the Desert Springs Gran Fondo to combine efforts into a bigger event.