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Eastern Shore IMBA sponsoring family costumed bike ride

(Oct. 26, 2012) A costumed bike ride will be held at the Lower Shore YMCA on Sunday, Oct. 28.

The Eastern Shore International Mountain Biking Association invites children and parents to dress up and bicycle around a scenic lake. The organization will also celebrate the completion of its newest trail with a ribbon cuttine.

Registration begins at noon and the event continues until 3 p.m. A donation to the YMCA of $5 per bike is suggested. Participants are welcome to use the indoor pool and locker room at the YMCA after the bike ride with their donation. The Lower Shore YMCA is located at 1900 Worcester Highway in Pocomoke.

All bicyclists may pedal on a paved road as well as open trails. Children with more experience and even children without much experience are invited to ride of the five miles of natural surface single-track trails. The trails are smooth packed dirt with two loops for the novice. Four additional trails are for more experienced riders.

Participants must wear a helmet. All children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. People in need of a bike or a helmet should contact Tres Denk prior to the bike ride. All participants should take water and are encouraged to pack lunch.

The Eastern Shore IMBA will raffle off two bikes. Tickets are $2 each and proceeds support ESIMBA.

More detailed information about Joining ESIMBA, local bike trails and family bike events may be found online at www.esimba.org. Contact Denk at 410- 430-4992 ortres@esimba.org to volunteer or for additional information.

The Eastern Shore International Mountain Bicycling Association (ESIMBA) is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit educational association whose mission is to create, enhance and preserve great mountain biking experiences. ESIMBA also holds Fun Races at the YMCA for children and adults.

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