Do we have any bikers here at Hampton Woods? No, not the Harley-Davidson type. I’m talking about the Schwinn 10-speed type or a Trek mountain bike type. Biking is one of my favorite ways to get some excercise. Not only is it easier on the knees than jogging, but you can cover more ground when biking vs. jogging.
And Shawnee is a great place to go biking too. In fact, Shawnee Mission Park – only 5 minutes from Hampton Woods – has miles and miles of off-road bike trails that are sure to keep enthusiasts of any level challenged.
And if you’re really into biking, you’ll want to mark you calendar for the 21st annual Tour de Shawnee on Sunday, August 29. The ride benefits the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. There is a $25 registration fee to take part in either the 12 0r 24 mile ride. Pre-registration is encouraged. The route starts and ends at the PowerPlay Family Entertainment Center (Shawnee Mission Parkway & Pflumm).
Give the Shawnee Parks & Recreation Department a call at 913.631.5200 if you’d like more information!
(Photo Credit: wordcat)