THIS JUST IN: The artwork’s set for Labor Day’s annual ‘Nancy’s Ride’

Pop-up bicycle lanes adorned with bicycle frames are in place for Nancy’s Ride, the signature event of Freewheelin’ Community Bikes to take place on Labor Day in the heart of the Mapleton-Fall Creek neighborhood.

The event will start at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 7, at 34th Street and Central Avenue, with Mayor Joe Hogsett scheduled to take part.  All ride proceeds will benefit Freewheelin’ Community Bikes, a not-for-profit youth development organization that connects youth with skills for life over a shared passion for the bicycle. 

Named in honor of founder Nancy Stimson, Nancy’s Ride is intended as a welcoming, inclusive ride for all cyclists with the goal of sharing Freewheelin’s love of supporting youth cycling. Fundraising is encouraged. Riders are invited to crowdsource additional support for their participation in the ride.

This year’s event will consist of three circuits of 15, 20 and 30 miles that will start and return to Tabernacle Presbyterian Church where riders can take a break, use the facilities, and have a snack.

To reduce contact, in-person registration will not be available. Contactless registration available through the platform. Registration will also be available through the mobile friendly platform the day of the ride.

Tables will be set up for outdoor check in and packet pick- up. Prepared event bags will be distributed. Hand sanitizer will be available.

At stops, single-serve snack portions will be available, as will bottled water. Prepared boxed lunches will be handed out at the end of the ride.

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PHOTO ABOVE: Volunteers created the pop-up bicycle lanes adorned with bicycle “artwork” the weekend of Aug. 29-30.