On Thursday, Bike Bakersfield rode from The Marketplace through the Haggin Oaks neighborhood to see the dazzling christmas lights and festivities. We rode with over 200 families and friends, all decked out in holiday apparel adorning both persons and bikes!
The weather was beautiful and the Haggin Oaks neighborhoods truly outdid themselves with all the lights. This ride is always one of our favorites because it’s such a brilliant way to see christmas lights. When outside riding your bike, you’re able to notice so much more, smell the fresh air, get those endorphin’s going, be more involved in your community and appreciate all the festivities so much more than passively sitting in a car.
We were thrilled to see so many families made it to the event. We sold raffle tickets and awarded three bikes to lucky winners.
The ride was a hit with not only the people, but the media coverage as well, attracting the Bakersfield Californian, Kern Golden Empire, Bakersfieldnow.com and 23ABC News Bakersfield. Check out ABC23’s coverage below!