16th Annual Chandler Family Bike Ride
Chandler residents are invited to pedal back in time with Mayor Kevin Hartke for a fun and leisurely bike ride along the scenic Paseo Trail during the 16th Annual Chandler Family Bike Ride.
The theme for this year’s event is “Pedaling Through Time,” and participants are invited to dress themselves and decorate their bicycles in the iconic styles of their favorite decade. Event organizer Nancy Jackson says, “Our family bike ride has always been about fun, laughter and creating cherished memories. This year we've added a nostalgic twist. Each decade has its unique flair, from the roaring 20s to the groovy 70s and beyond. It is a chance to celebrate the timeless joy of biking while paying homage to the eras that shaped us.”
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.
7:30 a.m. | Bike Show & Kick Off
This 7.8-mile ride is held in conjunction with Valley Bike Month (April). Check-in and activities begin at 7:30 a.m. New this year, the city will host a Bike Show in which all ages are welcome to showcase their wheels. From vintage classics to sleek modern rides. Prizes will be awarded for the most unique, best-themed and crowd favorite.
To register for the Bike Show, contact Nancy Jackson or call 480-782-3442.
8:30 a.m. | Guided 7.4-Mile Ride
The bike ride will start promptly at 8:30 a.m. This year riders, guided by the Chandler Police Bike Team, will bike south along the Paseo Canal to Crossbow Park, and back. Upon return, cyclists can enjoy a free Kona Ice to celebrate.
If you’re not able to attend the community event or would rather ride in the comfort of your own neighborhood or park, the city will also offer a virtual bike event from April 7 through April 14. Grab your family and friends and ride anytime during the weeklong event. Virtual riders who pre-register will receive a free t-shirt, while supplies last.
All participants are asked to pre-register. While we encourage creativity and fun, safety remains our top priority. Participants are required to wear helmets, and asked to obey traffic laws, and stay hydrated throughout the ride.
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The Chandler Family Bike Ride is presented by the City’s Transportation Policy Division, with support from various city departments. We thank this year’s Chandler Family Bike Ride partners: SRP, Global Bikes, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Chandler BMX, Pedal Haus, Rob Dollar Foundation, Valley Metro, Kiwanis Club of Chandler and Kona Ice.