Since then, the event has grown yearly, Heck said. Last year, the event brought out over 100 bike riders.
“We have more participants every year,” Heck said. “It’s just a great way for the people in our community to gather around a common interest.”
Those who would like to participate in the event are invited to ride their bike to work and stop on the City Hall Plaza to enjoy music, free food and enter a raffle for a chance to win a bike. Bicyclists can also meet at Beatty Station and ride in from there.
Other raffle prizes include donation’s from; Bicycle Revival, Bicycle Stop, Black Pub Bike Repair, Calland & Campbell Insurance, NTPRD Chiller, Ellie’s Restaurant and Bakery, K&G Bike Center, Le Torte Dolci Bakery, Courtyard by Marriott, Planet Fitness, Village Cyclery, Winans Chocolate and Coffees, Yellow Springs Brewery and Young’s Jersey Dairy.
The first 150 riders to make it to City Hall Plaza will receive a free sling bag and Springfield Health & Fitness will offer a free fitness class as part of the day’s festivities.
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The event will be sponsored by Ohio Valley Surgical Hospital, Bike Springfield, Buckeye Cafe, Clark Schaefer, Lee’s Famous Recipe, Springfield Health & Fitness and Tropical Smoothie Cafe.