Chandler Family Bike Ride to take place April 9

The Chandler Family Bike Ride will return April 9, according to a news release from the city. (Courtesy city of Chandler)
The Chandler Family Bike Ride will return April 9, according to a news release from the city. (Courtesy city of Chandler)

The Chandler Family Bike Ride will return April 9, according to a news release from the city. (Courtesy city of Chandler)

Chandler residents are invited to participate in a bike ride along the Paseo Trail during the annual Chandler Family Bike Ride on Saturday, April 9, according to a news release from the city of Chandler. Residents can ride alongside Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke.

The 7.8-mile ride is held in conjunction with Valley Bike Month and will start at Chandler’s Park & Ride lot, 2100 S. Hamilton St., which is on the southwest corner of Germann and Hamilton streets, in Tumbleweed Park. The riders will travel east through the park to the Paseo Trail, then ride north along the Consolidated Canal to Tibshraeny Park, followed by a ride back to Tumbleweed Park, according to the city.

Family Bike Ride participants will receive a free T-shirt while supplies last, and there will be light refreshments, along with information about bicycle safety, transit services and related topics. Plus, when finished, everyone from the Bike Ride will receive a free Kona Ice treat, according to the city.

Check in begins at 7:30 a.m. From 7:30-9 a.m. youth can participate in a Safety Bike Rodeo hosted by Phoenix Children’s Hospital, featuring a bicycle safety course where young cyclists are shown where and how to apply bike safety rules.

Preregister online at www.chandleraz.gov/FamilyBikeRide. All riders must wear helmets.


The past two years the event was only offered as a virtual option, with participants logging their rides on social media. This year, participants can choose whichever option suits them better: in-person on April 9 or on your own April 9-17, according to the city.

To be part of the shared virtual community experience, participants are asked to register online at www.chandleraz.gov/FamilyBikeRide, and commit to at least one bike ride at any convenient time from April 9-17. Virtual participants can pick up their T-shirt from April 9-13 at the Downtown Chandler Library.

“I love this ride every year, because it provides families with a great opportunity to get a little exercise, make new friends and celebrate bicycling in Chandler,” Hartke said in the release. “This year I look forward to being back in person on April 9, and also to seeing the fun posts and pictures from everyone who participates in the virtual event. Don’t forget to use the hashtag, #BikeChandler.”