CHAPEL HILL, N.C., April 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, May 7, Performance Bicycle®, the #1 choice for people who love to ride, and Durham Parks and Recreation will be hosting the free Bull City Bike Fest At Solite Park from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Attendees will enjoy music, free bicycle safety checks from Performance Bicycle, as well as free face painting and a bicycle decoration station for children. Children of all ages are encouraged to join the kid's bike parade beginning at 10 a.m. Additional event schedule details can be found at Performancebike.com/bullcitybikefest.
Performance Bicycle associates recently designed and constructed a Pump Track Expansion Project, adding two additional tracks to the original pump track. All three tracks are joined together with features such as camels, spines and crossover rollers so tracks can be ridden individually or as one.
"We encourage families to maintain active lifestyles and enjoy healthy activities like bike riding in public recreational spaces like Solite Park,'" said Performance Bicycle CEO David Pruitt. "Through our partnership with Durham Parks and Recreation, we've been able to really enhance the biking facilities in Solite Park. We encourage everyone to come out and enjoy the expanded pump track on May 7th."
Encompassing over 11 acres, Solite Park (located at 4704 Fayetteville Rd.) is a unique urban cycling destination featuring not only the newly expanded pump track, but also a mountain bike trail which weaves through the arc of woods surrounding the park on two sides, as well as access to the American Tobacco Trail. The park also features a playground, picnic shelter and grills, ½ basketball court, two volleyball courts, an inner sidewalk loop trail, bathrooms, and water fountains.
The following bike advocacy groups and organizations will be on-hand to meet with Bike Fest attendees:
About Durham Parks and Recreation Durham Parks and Recreation provides opportunities for the Durham community to "Play More." Guided by the City's Strategic Plan, we strive to help residents discover, explore and enjoy life through creative and challenging recreational choices that contribute to their physical, emotional and social health. To learn more about Durham Parks and Recreation, visit www.DPRPlayMore.org, call (919) 560-4355 or like us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at www.facebook.com/DurhamParksandRecreation, www.twitter.com/dprplaymore and www.instagram.com/dprplaymore.