City of Henderson Cancel Crazy Spokes 60-Mile Ride Due to Government Shutdown
30-mile ride to continue with modifications to course
October 01, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
PLEASE CONTACT NICOLE JOHNSON, (702) 267-2110
The city of Henderson cancelled the 60-mile ride as part of the inaugural Crazy Spokes event today. The cancellation comes after this morning’s government shutdown, which affects parts of the 60-mile bike course, including Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Cyclists who have signed up for the 60-mile ride are encouraged to participate in the 30-mile ride, which also features a modified course through the Three Sisters of the River Mountains Loop Trail.
The city of Henderson will issue refunds to everyone who signed up for the 60-mile ride. For those who plan to ride the 30-mile course, they will receive a $10 refund, which is the cost difference between the two rides, and for cyclists who are unable to participate in this portion of the event, they will receive a full refund of $25.
To receive a refund, people should call the city of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department at (702) 267-4120.
In addition to the 30-mile ride, Crazy Spokes, which is scheduled for Saturday, October 12, features other activities targeted towards families and children. The event includes a free festival from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and a lights and sirens bike parade at 11:30 a.m., all at Mission Hills Park, 551 E. Mission Dr. Bike parade participants are asked to dress up in costume and decorate their bike for the procession, which is led by Mayor Hafen and the Henderson Police Department. Bike parade admission is $1 per entry (Activity Code 683002-58).
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