Cycling Sunday returns Sunday, May 19, in combination with the Forsyth County Health Department’s Family Fun Day. From 3:30 to 6 p.m., a .75-mile loop on Marshall, Poplar and West streets and Salem Avenue will be closed to motor vehicles so that cyclists, walkers, and skaters of all ages can enjoy themselves without worrying about traffic. Helmets are required for cyclists. All activities are open to the public at no charge.
A paved trail through the Southeast Gateway property connects the Cycling Sunday course with the Salem Creek Greenway, where Fun Day activities organized by the Health Department will be offered. Participants can learn ways to improve their health and enjoy face painting, hula hoops, jump ropes, field games, bike decorating and more. To encourage turn-out, the Winston-Salem Forsyth County elementary school with the most students participating will receive $400 in physical education equipment for their school.
Safe Kids and the Winston-Salem Bike Co-op will be offering free helmet fittings and checking out bikes and pumping up tires. Other organizations participating include AARF, Brenner Fit, Cancer Services, Be Healthy School Kids, TRU (Tobacco Reality Unfiltered), the Gateway Environmental Initiative, and WS Greenways.
Participants can pick up a special passport at registration table and have it stamped for participation in each activity. Passports can be turned in when participants leave in exchange for a small prize.
Parking and registration will be held at Gateway Family Practice, 390 W. Salem Ave., although people are encouraged to walk or bike to the event. In case of bad weather, call 703-3110 for information.
Cycling Sunday Fun Day is sponsored by the Winston-Salem Department of Transportation, the Forsyth County Health Department, Gateway Family Medicine, the Winston-Salem Sustainability Resource Center and the Winston-Salem Bicycle & Pedestrian Program.
A map and more information is available online, or call CityLink 311.