Kiwanis Bicycle Rodeo returns


J.D. Charles - Contributing Writer



LOGAN, W.Va. — The Kiwanis Club of Logan’s Annual Bicycle Rodeo will be returning this summer — but with a major difference.

”This year, we will be calling it the Jim Frye Memorial Bicycle Rodeo, in honor to a longtime member of the Kiwanis Club who has left a mark on our community,” said fellow Kiwanian Darren Akers.

The event will take place Saturday, June 11, at the Fountainplace Cinema 8 parking lot next to Gatti’s, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Frye was long a community fixture, volunteering time and resources to the Kiwanis Club, the Aracoma Story and many other community projects. “He is definitely going to be missed,” Akers added.

Even though the Bicycle Rodeo event has taken place annually for several years, members of the club decided to rename it to honor their late friend.

In addition to safety advice and instruction, the event also features free bicycles that will be given away to several lucky children (age 12 and under), and free bicycle helmets for children as long as supplies hold out.

Rodeo participants should bring a bicycle and wear comfortable clothing and appropriate shoes for the event, if they are planning on participating in the ride. Rodeo participants must be accompanied by an adult. Free hot dogs and drinks will be available.

For local individuals and businesses who wish to support the event you can still contact Baisden Brothers if you would like to donate a bicycle for this worthy project.

J.D. Charles

Contributing Writer

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