City Plans Bike Through (Ag) History September 29
– The City of Fresno has announced plans for this year’s “Bike Through History,” scheduled for Saturday, Sept, 29, from 9 a.m. to noon.. The event will feature a 14-mile round-trip ride with an emphasis on Fresno’s agriculture and water history.
Bike Through (Ag) History is co-sponsored by the Fresno County Bicycle Coalition, the Fresno Historical Society and the Central California Old Blues (Cal) Alumni Association.
The ride will begin at the 1894 Old Fresno Water Tower, 2444 Fresno Street, and will traverse out historic Kearney Boulevard to Kearney Park for an optional picnic box lunch. Stops along the way will include the Art Deco-style Kearney Boulevard Gateway, the 1936-7 WPA Chandler Air Terminal, the c1910 Koligian Ranch and Tankhouse and the 1903 Kearney Mansion. At each stop, volunteer docents will provide brief overviews of the history of the site.
Participants are encouraged to dress in “tweeds” if they so desire. Tweed rides celebrate the golden age of bicycling in England, and participants dress in the period of the 1920s.
The ride is intended for participants 12 and up (with 16 and under accompanied by a parent). Participants need to have a bike in good working condition and a helmet. The event is free but pre-registration is strongly encouraged, with registration forms available later in the summer.
For more information or to volunteer for the event, please contact Karana Hattersley-Drayton, the City of Fresno’s Historic Preservation Project Manager, at 621-8520.