Youth Cycling Camp provides opportunity to learn bike safety

Kevin PowellCity, Parks & Recreation

Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department is offering youth the opportunity to be physically active while learning bicycle safety through its summer camp offering Youth Cycling Camp.

This week-long camp provides participants with the opportunity to explore some of Lawrence’s parks during 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 in two sessions 8:30 a.m.-noon Monday-Friday, June 10-14 and June 24-28. Cost is $100 per child, per session.

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: 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; Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 West 27th St.; Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center, 4706 Overland Drive, 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,, (785) 832-7950.