Liberty Bike and Hike!

LIBERTY, October 30, 2014 – Liberty Independent School District, Liberty Area Bicycle Club, and Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge will be holding a Bike and Hike Event Saturday, November 15, 2014.

This program is for participants between 4th grade and 12th grade who already know how to ride a bike. The event will start at 10 am at the parking lot of the Liberty Stadium where a safety course will be set out. Participants will learn how to use hand signals, the rules of riding on city streets, and how to ride safely in groups. The participants will then embark on a 2-mile group bike ride using Grand Ave, Travis St, and Jefferson St to the Knobby Knees Trailhead at the Liberty Municipal Park.

The group ride will be led by members of the Liberty Area Bicycle Club and escorted by a following vehicle. Participants will be treated to hot dogs for lunch. After lunch, Refuge Biologist Laurie Gonzales will explain hiking safety to the participants and lead the participants on a 1-mile hike from the trailhead located at the Liberty Municipal Park through the forest on Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge. The event is projected to end at 1 pm. Please call Laurie Gonzales at 936-336-9786 to reserve a spot for this event and for general information about Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge. This event is free.

Parents are strongly encouraged to participate, learn bicycle safety rules, take part in the group ride, as well as join in the hike. Participants and parents should bring their own bicycles if they have one. Helmets are strongly encouraged. Extra bikes may be provided for parents and participants as needed. For information on extra bikes, please call Cody Abshier at (409) 267-1730.

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