Written by Nick Kammerer
Hundreds of bicycle enthusiasts participated in the fourth annual Irving Bicycle Fest at the Lively Pointe Youth center and Skate Park on May 11.
Hosted by the City of Irving and the Irving Bike Lane Task Force, the event promoted bicycle safety. Participants enjoyed a variety of attractions including a 28-mile and 15-mile bicycle marathon, BMX stunt shows by Big Time Action sports, kids' bicycle safety rodeo and a number of bicycle safety related vendors. Participants also had the opportunity to have their bicycle “safety” inspected.
A main attraction at this years’ Bicycle Fest was Hard Hats for Little Heads, sponsored by the Texas Medical Association and a number of local physicians. Irving youth who participated received a free helmet fitted to their individual size.