This Saturday, the annual Poke Around Ride will allow Poky Pedalers to explore another area of our city that is an uncommon bicycle destination but is actually quite pleasant for a bike ride while providing interesting landmarks to appreciate. This year, we will travel east of I-39 and explore the neighborhoods north and south of the Hwy 10 business district.
The Poke Around Ride – East of I-39 will meet Saturday August 24 at 12:45 PM in Iverson Park near the slide set in the north lot. We will travel a 13 mile loop on calm streets and non-motorized paths. Our Poky Pedal will stop regularly to appreciate the scenic, historical and whimsical features of our surroundings. A rest stop is also planned where snack purchase is available (bringing your own munchies is also an option). We’ll probably spend about 3 hours before returning to Iverson Park, although you are welcome to peel off early if necessary.
Highlights of our Poky Pedal will involve visits to the Field of Dreams (yes, Stevens Point has one!), a rather artistic chimney, and an unusual largely-forgotten historical stone marker installed by the Stevens Point Water Department almost 50 years ago whose engraving raises the question as to whether Brilowski should be spelled with one ‘L’ or two.
All Poky Pedals are free, no signups are required, and all Poky Pedalers are welcome. (You are probably a Poky Pedaler, even if you don’t realize it. You can read who Poky Pedalers are here.) Just show up with your bicycle and be ready to share in the Bike Fun.
For those curious if this Poky Pedal is appropriate for bringing their entire family, my Are Poky Pedals Family Friendly? page will tell you what to expect and help you answer that question for yourself.
Although there will be more Poky Pedals in September and October (you can get info about those here), the opportunities to share Bike Fun with PPSP this year are dwindling. Saturday’s weather is forecast to be spectacular, so it will be an excellent occasion to spend a nice afternoon on your bicycle exploring our urban area. I look forward to sharing Bike Fun with you.
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