April 21, 2009

News Release

For Immediate Release

Bike Through Springfield History April 25

This Saturday, April 25, the Springbike Bicycle Club, Ozark Greenways and the History Museum for Springfield-Greene County will lead a free guided urban bike tour of Springfield’s past. The ride will start at 10 a.m., at the City Utilities Training Center, 301 E. Central, which is the second driveway north of Central Street on Roberson Avenue.

Ride leaders will take small groups along the City’s on-street bike route system to various points on a six-mile ride, where History Museum docents will tell about the historic places and events of the area. There will be a three-mile ride option also. Maps will be provided and the route marked.

Historic stopping points will include: Drury University and the Stone Chapel, Springfield Opera House, Day House, Calaboose, Frisco Depot, White City Ball Park, Ozark Hotel & Depot, and the Nichols House.

This ride kicks off a month of bicycling activities for Bike Month in May, including Ozark Greenways’ “Bike, Bus, Walk to Work Week”, May 11-15.

The public is encouraged to register for the ride ahead of time by calling Valerie Griffin at (417) 841-0333. Otherwise, just come on out!

For more information, contact: Valerie Griffin, St. John’s Seniors (417) 841-0333 or Lori Tack, Ozark Greenways (417) 864-2015

Ozark Greenways–P.O. Box 50733–Springfield, MO 65805–(417) 864-2015–www.ozarkgreenways.org