Chandler announces new dates for annual biking event
The Chandler Family Bike Ride has been rescheduled and reworked due to the coronavirus. Normally, the ride is an in-person 7.8-mile ride held in conjunction with Valley Bike Month each year in April. This year's event will be a weeklong community-building ride and social media event from April 27-May 3.
To participate, register on the city's website and head on a bike ride along any Chandler trail, park path or street at any time between April 27 and May 3, then share your bike ride pictures on social media using the hashtag #BikeChandler.
"This gives riders the ability to responsibly maintain physical distancing guidelines while riding together as a family and is another way to build an online community spirit among Chandler friends and neighbors," according to the city website.
Participants who register and then complete at least one bike ride during this time frame will receive a goodie bag while supplies last with an event T-shirt, sunglasses and other items from event sponsors. Goodie bags will be distributed in order of registration.
Ride participants who register will receive an email after May 4 notifying them when—after the stay-at-home restrictions are lifted—and where they can pick up their goodie bag.
Registration and more information can be found on the city website.
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