Youth Cycling Camp gives children opportunity to learn bike safety

Kevin PowellCity, Parks & Recreation

Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department is offering youth the opportunity to be physically active throughout the afternoon, as well as learn bicycle safety through its summer camp Youth Cycling Camp.

This week-long camp will provide participants an opportunity to explore some of Lawrence’s parks through bike rides. Campers will meet in Hobbs Park, 702 E. 11th St., and then travel to other locations via sidewalks. Instruction will focus on safe riding and street crossing to other community parks where children will participate in games and craft activities.

Youth Cycling Camp is open to children eight years-old to 12 years-old and is being offered 1-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 18-22. Cost is $100 per child.

All participants must provide their own bike and helmet. In the event of inclement weather, camp will be held at East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 E. 15th St.

To register online, please visit: http://lprd.org/activity?n=325700 or visit any Parks and Recreation facility, including: Sports Pavilion Lawrence, 100 Rock Chalk Lane; the Community Building, 115 West 11th St.; East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 East 15th St.; Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 West 27th St.; Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center, 4706 Overland Drive; Lawrence Outdoor Aquatic Center, 727 Kentucky St.; Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St., or the Administrative Offices, 1141 Massachusetts St.

For more information on the camp, please contact Stephen Mason, recreation center programmer, at (785) 832-7950.