Youth, Community, & Police Set for Community Ride in April


On Saturday, April 3rd from 7:00 am - 12 noon, the Saving Our Young (SOY) Baltimore will host its 1st Annual Spring Bike Ride. SOY, a non profit 501(c)(3), is committed to mentoring, and providing a safe place for youth in the community. This event will involve community youth, adults, police officers, or other criminal justice professionals coming together for a 5 mile, or 11 mile bike ride through the community, capped with fun activities for all.

The mission of Save Our Young Baltimore is to use law enforcement officers, criminal justice professionals, and educators as facilitators to strengthen the character and inspire change in the lives of the young.


The bike ride portion of the event will begin at the Security Plaza 1724 Woodlawn Drive 21207 and head north onto Woodlawn Drive, left onto Whitehead Road, right onto Dogwood Road, and continue down Dogwood Road into N. Franklintown Road. The route will continue down N. Franklintown Road and to the turnaround point at Morris Road. The route is approximately 11 miles. For those who prefer a shorter route, they proceed down Dogwood Road, and will turn right onto Little Creek Drive. The return route will circle Meadow Avenue and Sunny Lane, then back onto Little Creek Drive, and left back onto Dogwood Road.


Registration will begin at 7:30 am, followed by a security brief at 8:35 am, and bike ride at 9:00 am. The event will conclude with activities such as rock climbing, caricature artist drawing, and panel discussions.


ADMISSIONS

  • Youth, 17 & under, with their own bicycle - FREE

  • (Early Bird) Adults 18 & up - WITH Bike Rental is $40.00+$4.06 Fee

  • Adults ages 18 & up - NO Bike Rental is $20.00+$2.85 Fee

Youth must register with an adult. Participants are responsible for their own bicycle. Registration fees includes: Dri-fit t-shirt, wristband & refreshments. Participants must have a Maryland State ID for bicycle rental. Sales will begin on Saturday, February 27, 2021. There is a no refund policy.


This is a family friendly bike ride, with an effort to build a bridge between youth and law enforcement but is open to all. You may bring your own bicycle or rent one. This is a benefit to our community and all are welcomed.


For more information or to purchase tickets, go to www.soybaltimore.org, or check out the event on Eventbrite by clicking here. Please help spread the word.



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