Chino Bike Day

By Racine Guajardo

Photo courtesy: Angelica Cuen Ezekiel enjoying the obstacle course at Chino Bike Day.

Photo courtesy: Angelica Cuen
Ezekiel enjoying the obstacle course at Chino Bike Day.

Chino- On Saturday September 24, Chino Bike Day was presented by Healthy Chino, Chino Police Department, and BOBIE’s Cycling Club at Ruben S. Ayala Park.

The participants that attended the event were able to enjoy a multitude of activities including: Community and Family Bike Rides, Helmet Fitting and Giveaway, Bike Repair Station, Bike Obstacle Course, and Kids’ Activities and Crafts.

The event started at 7:30 a.m. with a 15-Mile Community Bike Ride, followed by a Bike Safety Workshop, and ended with a 6-Mile Family Bike Ride. Local resident Angelica Cuen attended the event and said, “I really appreciate how our community leaders put this together to try and unite and get to know the people of the community. My kids had a blast. They loved hanging out and riding the whole 6 miles with the officers.” This Bike Day also became a bonding experience within families. Cuen’s parents also attended and her dad, Hernando Carreno, stated, “I’m thankful for the opportunity to participate in fun and healthy events within my community with my children and grandchildren.” It can also be hard to find safe areas to bike ride, however, Yvonne Carreno says, “I loved the opportunity to bike ride within my community. It was safe and fun. We usually have to go to another community to bike ride but now I feel we were shown a little gem within Chino.”

The City of Chino reminded everyone of the ABC Quick Check: A is for Air, B is for Brakes, and C is for Chain. As well as thanking the community partners; Healthy Chino, Chino Police Department, BOBIE’s Cycling Club, Chino Valley Medical Center, and Kaiser Permanente.