Not Your Grandpa's Bike Path
Riding a bike is one of those things we learn growing up that can be picked back up at any time. The expression “It’s just like riding a bike,” is used because nearly everyone can relate to the feeling of getting back onto a bicycle and remembering exactly how to ride. As we move into spring and near summer, there are ample opportunities to get outdoors and ride.
I wanted to get that out of the way because as much as I support biking for the scenery, exercise and relaxation, that’s just not my style. I’m more into jumps and flips. Now this may not be the bicycling that most of us are accustomed to, but to many teens, jumps and flips are exactly what a bike was built for.<<Great Lead In.
At the Logan-Hocking Activity Center (LHAC)a bike track was recently built to provide youth in the area the opportunity to hit a bike path that can send you flying through the air rather than coasting past some pretty flowers. Brad Finnearty, marketing director of the facility, believes the center’s bike track is a positive draw for the children of the community where they can have fun rather than turn to delinquency. Based on the large amount of traffic that the track has been experiencing, it seems that the idea behind the oasis is working.
So if you’re reading this and have a bike, I encourage you to get out there and take a ride, whatever your style may be. If you prefer a relaxing ride through the countryside, go for it. If you’re more into hitting a ramp and taking to the skies, go for it. If neither is your thing, I still say to get on a bike. Because enjoying the warm weather on a bike, however you choose, is a great way to unleash your inner child and have a blast.