Thursday, September 15, 2011

RiverTime Ride and Safety Rodeo Set For Sept. 24 in Mount Holly

The Catawba River District will be holding the RiverTime Ride and
Safety Rodeo, a community bike ride and safety rodeo in Mount Holly's
Tuckaseege Park, from 8-10 a.m. on Saturday Sept. 24.

Bike riders of all ages will participate in this leisurely 2.6 mile
ride to Mount Holly Middle School and returning to Tuckaseege Park.
Registration for the ride will start at 8am and the ride will begin at
8:45. The Safety Rodeo orchestrated by Crumley Roberts LLP will be
held concurrent with the ride and will allow young cyclists to get
safety tips and bike helmets while supplies last. The community bike
ride is also a free event with t-shirts available for sale for $5 and
donations accepted.

The RiverTime Ride and Safety Rodeo are part of a series of events
being held over the weekend of the 23rd and 24th in the Catawba River
District. RiverTime events include Autumn on Main, an arts and fine
crafts festival on Saturday the 24th in Mount Holly and the STEM
Outdoor Learning Fair and Northwest Chapter Green Conference being
held at the US National Whitewater Center on Friday September 23.
For further information on RiverTime and this series of events, visit

"We are excited about the RiverTime Ride and the opportunity to work
with the City of Mount Holly and Mount Holly Community Development
Foundation on this bike ride and safety rodeo", shared Edna Chirico,
executive director of the Catawba River District. "While this is our
first year for this event, we are pleased with the great support
received from the community thus far and are excited to make it a part
of RiverTime, "added Chirico.

About The Catawba River District
The Catawba River District is an organization committed to building a
sense of community based on environmental stewardship and water
quality in a 16,000-acre area comprising parts of northwest
Mecklenburg County, Mount Holly, and Belmont. This area is a vital
part of the Charlotte region and a critical part of its watershed.
The district includes the US National Whitewater Center, the Mountain
Island Educational State Forest, and parts of the Carolina Thread
Trail - including a key crossing of the Catawba River.