Mayor to lead cyclists along path to healthy activities.
Mayor Frank Ferry, City officials and Hometown Station KHTS
A.M. 1220 invite local residents to Hit the Trail on Saturday, January 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00
The event is free of charge and includes a community bike
ride and rally set to kick off the countdown to the Amgen Tour of California
which is returning to Santa Clarita in February. Santa Clarita is hosting a
stage start and will welcome Lance Armstrong and the world’s top cyclists on
Saturday, February 21.
Local residents are invited to enjoy a leisurely bike ride
along the City’s off-street bike trails en route to Bridgeport
Park, where participants of all
ages will enjoy food, fun and giveaways.
Once at the park, participants will have the opportunity to
challenge each other to a stationary bicycle race called “Cycle Showdown.”
Attendees will also enjoy several community booths, with giveaways including
non-profit groups raising awareness for cancer.
Santa Clarita’s Hometown Station KHTS AM 1220 will be
on-hand emceeing all of the activities. Participants can also sign in at the
City booth at the park event for Amgen Tour of California
“Spirit Points” for participating schools.
In addition to getting residents in the spirit to host the
Amgen Tour of California, Hit the
Trail also celebrates Santa Clarita’s healthy lifestyle and more than 30 miles
of off-street bike trails that residents of all ages are free to enjoy.
To participate in this free community event, arrive at one
of the designated starting points before 10 a.m.
All bicycle routes finish at Bridgeport
Park, but residents not planning to
ride are encouraged to enjoy the Rally at the Park by other means of
Route 1 starts at Valencia
High School, Route 2 begins from Placerita
Jr. High School
and Route 3 starts in Canyon Country at the corner of Soledad
Canyon Road and Camp
Sponsors for this year’s Hit the Trail event include KHTS AM
1220, Jamba Juice, Glen Ivy Day Spa, Spectrum Athletic Club and the Castaic
Lake Water Agency (CLWA), which will provide water for thirsty riders.
For more about Hit the Trail, including a map of the three
starting points, visit santa-clarita .com. For information regarding the Amgen
Tour of California, please visit