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Posted on: May 29, 2015

15-030 State Parks invites youth to annual Bike Rodeo at Pearrygin Lake

OLYMPIA – May 29, 2015 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and partners invite youths age 5-12 to learn how to have fun and be safe while riding bikes at the annual Bike Rodeo taking place at Pearrygin Lake.

The event is from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, June 13 at the east boat launch parking lot at Pearrygin Lake State Park, 561 Bear Creek Rd., Winthrop. (Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/3BkpK). Registration is free and begins at 9:45 a.m. Children participating at the Bike Rodeo will have the opportunity to:

  • Test their maneuvering skills
  • Learn new skills in effective riding
  • Test their knowledge about riding in traffic
  • Have a personal helmet fitting
  • Get a free bike inspection

All participants will be required to wear a helmet. Helmets will be available to borrow for those who don’t have one. Donations will be accepted to purchase more helmets for use at future bike rodeos. Each participant’s parent or guardian must sign a permission slip, which will be available at registration.

The Bike Rodeo takes place on a State Parks “free day,” in recognition of National Get Outdoors Day. No Discover Pass will be required for motor vehicle access to Washington state parks.

Aero Methow Rescue Service and Pearrygin Lake State Park staff are co-hosting this event, which is also supported by Methow Cycle and Sport, Winthrop Kiwanis, Okanogan Fire District #6, Hanks Harvest Foods, Winthrop Marshals Office and Twisp Police Department.For more information about the Bike Rodeo, contact Bryan Alexander, (509) 996-2370, or bryan.alexander@parks.wa.gov

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About Pearrygin Lake State Park

Pearrygin Lake State Park is a camping park with more than 1,200 acres in the Methow Valley of north central Washington. The park features expansive green lawns leading to 11,000 feet of waterfront on Pearrygin Lake. The lake offers swimming, fishing and boating. Old willows and ash provide shade on hot summer days. Hikers can also walk the Rex Derr Trail, a 3.1-mile loop through the east campground and along the shrub steppe hillside above Pearrygin Lake. For more information and directions, visit: http://www.parks.wa.gov/563/Pearrygin-Lake.

About Washington State Parks
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission manages more than 100 state parks and properties totaling approximately 120,000 acres. The Commission provides a variety of recreation opportunities for citizens and provides stewardship protection for a diverse array of natural, cultural and historic resources. State Parks’ statewide programs include long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation.

Follow Washington State Parks:

Share your favorite state park adventure on the State Parks’ blog site at www.AdventureAwaits.com.

Support state parks by purchasing your annual Discover Pass today, and enjoy a whole year of outdoor fun on Washington’s beautiful state-managed recreation lands. For more information, visit www.discoverpass.wa.gov.

Media contacts:
Toni Droscher, (360) 902-8604
Bryan Alexander, (509) 996-2370
Wash. Telecommunications Relay Service: (800) 833-6388

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