Pleasant Hill Summer Bike Challenge
Jun 22, 2015 06:37AM
● By Jennifer Neys
In an effort to encourage youth biking, 511Contra Costa is rolling out a new biking program in Pleasant Hill called the “Summer Youth Bike Challenge.” This program runs June 24 - August 29 and challenges youths to ride their bikes to various recreational destinations around town, including public parks and athletic fields, the aquatic park, city hall, library, farmers’ market, and Downtown Pleasant Hill.
Participation in this program is free and open to all Pleasant Hill students in grades K-12. Bike to at least 12 of the 16 challenge squares on the card (similar to a Bingo game card) and cross off each square when complete. Many of the squares also offer free treats along the way. Kids can turn in their completed challenge cards at any of the 7 events listed in the challenge by August 29 to be entered in the iPad Mini drawing.
Get your Challenge Card by going to the YMCA, PH Aquatic Center, PH Library or online at: www.ourcommuntiyfocus.com or www.511contracosta.org/SBC. Print out the Challenge Card and iPad Drawing Entry Form. “As a resident of Pleasant Hill, I appreciate that our town has so much going for it, including our abundance of clean parks, bike friendly neighborhoods, and the canal trail with new, safer street crossings, all of which make the bike challenge a perfect fit for the city,” said Kirsten Riker, 511 Contra Costa Program Leader.