Our first guest post! The following article is from Ms. Melinda Carter:
The holiday season is a great time for recreational activity here in the state, especially with tons of great biking events in Georgia going on throughout the month. Down in Savannah, there will be a great opportunity to take in some culture and bike riding with the 2nd Annual Bike 2 Beer Caroling Extravaganza and the Elf’n Yuletide Ride.
The event itself offers a bit of a different bike event for cycling enthusiasts. Some of the area’s passionate bike riders will take to the Savannah streets to carol holiday tunes throughout. Taking place in Ardsley Park on Monday, December 12, the event will kick off around 6pm. About an hour and a half of riding and caroling will wrap up at 730pm at the SBC International Headquarters for some closing festivities.
The ride will roll through five different parks in an hour and a half. The route will begin in Tiedemann Park and roll onto Guckenhaimer Park, Theus Park, Solomons Park and McCauley Park. This event will mark a great opportunity of blending holiday cheer and caroling, along with the love of bike riding, put on by the Savannah Bicycle Campaign.
The Savannah Bicycle Campaign will also host a full ride for interested participants with the Elf’n Yuletide Ride on Sunday, December 18 from 10am to noon. This 25 mile ride will begin in Orleans Square at 10am.
The Elf’n Yuletide Ride is an excellent opportunity for those in the area to enjoy a bike ride and make a difference in the community as well. A food and donation collection will take place before the ride for the Second Harvest, looking for canned goods and non perishables. The Second Harvest in Coastal Georgia serves not only to put an end to hunger, but also help raise awareness of those who are unable to have homes or apartments in Savannah. The Savannah Bicycle Campaign is looking to improve on the 300 lbs of food that was collected for those in need at last year’s event.
The ride will be followed by an opportunity to take in some food, drink and company with other cyclists. In Orleans Square, riders will be able to enjoy sandwiches, appetizers, deserts and soft drinks. Attendees are also welcomed to whip up some desserts or appetizers of their own to join in the holiday spirit after the bike ride.
Any cycling enthusiast looking to take in some Christmas spirit along with biking this month’s would do well to attend either of the events put on by the Savannah Bicycle Campaign. Attending would not only serve to celebrate the holidays and go cycling, but also to help promote the awareness and strength of the biking community in Savannah.