I absolutely adore this time of year for three reasons: I get to pull my t-shirts and shorts out of storage, plants and flowers are blooming and flourishing and I get to ride my magnificent bike again! Bicycling is my favorite athletic activity, and I love the feeling of the wind blowing through my hair as I cruise down the MKT Trail on my way to the Columbia Public Library.
Does your family enjoy bicycling too? There are lots of library materials to stock up on if you’re a bike enthusiast. For our younger patrons, “Duck on a Bike” by David Shannon is a great silly read to get you in a biking mood. If you want to learn more about bikes and bicycling, DBRL also has non-fiction materials on the subject.
Want to have even more cycling fun? Next month, the Columbia Parks and Recreation will be hosting a Bike Safety Rodeo! On Saturday, May 20 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. kids and teens (ages 3-18) are invited to the Lange Middle School parking lot to try out a 9-step skills course. You’ll learn bicycle safety rules and even get your bike registered. They’re giving out helmets too!