Hi all. We have a couple of upcoming events where we need your presence and participation. Please help us spread the word!
August 6th: Barrett Park appeal meeting
Coming up August 6th, it’s the next step in the Barrett Park process. Barrett Park has an approved Conditional Use Permit, but this permit was appealed by Fritz Von Lubken. The County Board of Commissioners will hear from both sides’ attorneys and there isn’t opportunity for public comment; however it is important that the room is filled to show support for the proposed park and the public process. The meeting is at 6pm, August 6th, at 601 State. Your presence, preferably wearing some sort of cycling T, would be great!
August 18th: White Salmon Bike Park Fundraiser
Events include a bike skills course hosted by the Northwest Trail Alliance and Hood River Area Trail Stewards, a fun run for kids and a skate board slalom contest for kids 7 and older. Kids should bring their own bike, skate board, safety equipment (helmets, gloves, kneepads) and water. MAPARD will have some loaner bikes and safety equipment on hand for kids who don’t have the necessary safety gear. Kids In Motion is open to all families and kids and there will be Spanish speaking volunteers at the events. All parents must sign a waiver to have their kids participate in the event. There is no registration for the events other than showing up and participating. The schedule for the day follows:
Fun Run 3:30-5:30
3:30 PM: 2 & 3 year olds
3:50 PM: 4 & 5 year olds
4:10 PM: 6 & 7 year olds
4:30 PM: 8 & 9 year olds
4:50 PM: 10 & 11 year olds
5:15 PM: 12 & 13 year olds
Skateboard Slalom 5-6 PM (7 + year olds)
5 PM: 7 and Under
5:15 PM: 9 year olds
5:30 PM: 10-11 year olds
5:45 PM: 12-13 year olds
6:00 PM: 14-15 yer olds
There is a suggested $5 donation per child/ $10 per family to participate in the event, though no one will be turned away. All donations directly benefit the bike skills park.
If you have questions or would like to volunteer or donate, please contact Amanda Lawrence at email@example.com.