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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 26, 2006

CONTACT:Rick Rhay
Parks and Recreation Department
951.413.3280
rickr@moval.org

Moreno Valley and Lake Perris plan Family Bicycle Day

Moreno Valley Parks and Recreation and Lake Perris State Recreation Area announced plans today for “Family Bicycle Fun Day” at Lake Perris State Recreation area. This first-of-its-kind event is scheduled for Saturday, October 7th at 9:00 a.m.

City officials and State personnel have been working for several weeks planning the event, which will feature a children’s bicycle safety training course, ranger-guided interpretive rides through the state park’s historic and cultural sights, and self-guided bicycle tours on the scenic nine-mile loop around Lake Perris.

The event is free, and open to cyclists of all ages and skill levels. Bicycle helmets are required for all participants under the age of 18 and strongly recommended for all participants. Bicycles and safety equipment are not provided.

Activities will begin at 9:00 a.m. in parking lot 11 at Lake Perris State Recreation Area. Children’s safety courses will be offered for free at multiple times throughout the morning. Ranger-guided interpretive rides will begin at 9:30 a.m. Self-guided tours will depart throughout the morning. Watering stations and rest stops will be set up along the bicycle path.

A picnic lunch will be offered for $3.00, starting at 11:30 a.m. in the group picnic area adjacent to parking lot 11. Sodas and bottled water will be available for sale.

For more information, contact Moreno Valley Parks and Recreation at 951.413.3280.