The Bike Haven’s Peddle To The Park event a rousing success
Early Saturday morning, all was quiet in Veterans Memorial Park in McHenry, save for a few birds chirping and the sound of footsteps on the sidewalk from the occasional jogger. All that changed by late morning.
Peddle To The Park, a festival hosted by The Bike Haven located across the street at 3318 West Pearl Street, was a rousing success, as the sounds of children laughing, adults chatting and bicycles peddling testified.
The event offered fun for all ages. Star 105.5 was on hand for a live radio feed. Felt Demo Rig, with a variety of bicycles for demo rides, came all the way from California for the event. Bicycle vendors had booths, The Bike Haven offered in-house specials and sales, and On-Site Massage helped to work out the kinks with free massages.
The event even offered a bicycle seminar on riding etiquette, as well as an opportunity to meet Tony and Michelle Myatt of Total-U-Fitness, Ringwood, and hosts of the Saturday morning fitness program – Totally Fit Radio – on AM560 WIND.
For the young ones, there were Bounce Houses from Jump House USA and face painting.
All this activity tended to work up a thirst and appetite. No problem. MJ’s Coffee Bar provided refreshments and BBQ King trailed in smoked pork, beans, coleslaw and corn on the cob. The aroma coming out of the cookers created a long line of diners, plates in hand.
It’s hard to say exactly how many attended the event. Judging by the way the pork was quickly exhausted, with fixings for as many as 150, it’s safe to say the turnout was impressive.
Jessica Arnow, who owns The Bike Haven with her husband, Josh, said they plan to make this an annual event. It seems reasonable that the birds and joggers can make room for the bicyclists one Saturday each year.
To learn more, call The Bike Haven at 815-385-4642 or visit http://www.thebikehavenmchenry.com.
You can also call Total-U-Fitness at 800-559-8348 (UFIT) or visit http://www.totalufit.com.