Take a spin at the safe-cycling Bike Rodeo

With the arrival of summer, bicycles are going to be more common on the roads.

With the arrival of summer, bicycles are going to be more common on the roads.

Bicycling is a wonderful way to enjoy the great outdoors and just in time for summer, Western Nevada Safe Routes to School has partnered with Main Street Gardnerville to host a Bike Rodeo on June 17.

This free community event takes place 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Heritage Park, 1447 Courthouse Alley in Gardnerville. Activities include free bicycle inspections courtesy of Bike & Brew and Win’s Wheels, helmet fittings, push bike races for little ones, and a bike skills/rodeo obstacle course for kids.

Bike Safety 101 for Adults will be presented 9-10 a.m. and youth activities are scheduled from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. A family fun ride along the Martin Slough Trail starts at 12:30 p.m.

Bon Fire Coffee Collective and Grandpa Archie’s Ice Cream will offer no-host food and beverages during the event, and Carson Valley Health (cvmchospital.org) and the Carson Valley Trails Association (carsonvalleytrails.org) will be on site with useful information and takeaways.

Working with schools in Carson City, Douglas, Lyon, and Storey counties, Safe Routes aims to, “promote safe biking, walking and rolling for students traveling to and from school.” Find more information at carson.org/government/departments-g-z/public-works/transportation/western-nevada-safe-routes-to-school.

Learn more about local businesses

Main Street Gardnerville hosts “Discover Downtown and Mingle” 5:30-7:30 p.m. June 8 at Mid Town Plaza in Gardnerville.

All are welcome to attend these progressive networking events, held three times per year in March, June, and September. Each event focuses on a number of businesses in a different area of town and offers participants a free opportunity to learn more about those businesses while connecting with others in the local area. Host businesses can provide light refreshments and a raffle prize for attendees.

MSG Program Director Jen Nalder said, “Our ‘Discover Downtown and Mingles’ are a more intimate opportunity for the community and fellow businesses to come, meet and greet the businesses we are highlighting…each business [has] 10-15 minutes to share a little about themselves…the informal setting makes for a fun evening as we get to know one another.”

Visit mainstreetgardnerville.org for more information about MSG, including a list of other upcoming events and activities. Questions can be directed to 775-782-8027.

Women’s Golf Day

In celebration of Women’s Golf Day, Carson Valley Golf Course (carsonvalleygolf.com) hosts two complimentary clinics for women on June 6; all level of players are welcome to participate.

Clinic times are either 8 a.m. or 5 p.m. Reservations are required and must be made by June 4. Call CVGC at 775-265-3181 or email golf@carsonvalleygolf.com to secure a spot.

The Carson Valley Women’s Golf Club plays at CVGC on Tuesday mornings. In recognition of Women’s Golf Day, the club is hosting an open day and inviting other female golfers to play the course with them starting at 8:30 a.m. on June 6. Rate is $39, which includes 18 holes and a cart. Call CVGC to RSVP.

“Women’s Golf Day is an event celebrating girls and women playing golf and learning the skills that last a lifetime” (womensgolfday.com). Golf courses and retail locations around the world participate in this annual event, which runs May 30-June 6 this year.

Carson Valley Golf Course is located at 1027 Riverview Drive in the Gardnerville Ranchos.

Amy Roby can be reached at ranchosroundup@hotmail.com.


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