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The tradition of a free event, promoting a healthy, active lifestyle continues at the11th annual Ride the Drive on Sunday, June 2 from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Each of three downtown area parks offers activities, food, and entertainment.

No matter how you experience Ride the Drive – by foot, by pedal or by wheel - there is no cost to attend. Stroll, roll, pedal or glide your way along the four-mile route to Brittingham Park, Olin Park and Law Park.

While visiting the three parks – climb a “rock” wall, try out an electronic bike or a hand-bike, test your biking skills on the cyclocross course, or try a game of nerf battledarts, disc golf or bag toss. Each of the three parks will have plenty of fun activities, bike safety checks, water refill stations, and restrooms plus several food carts and RTD merchandise. See website for the complete listing.  

The day of the event pick up a route map with 2019 vendor list and your RTD Prize Pass! The RTD Prize Pass is new this year and available from any Madison Parks Info Booth. Participants stop at three vendors at each of the three parks and return the completed Prize Pass for a chance to win great Parks prizes. A drawing will be held the week following RTD.

John Nolen Drive, from Olin Ave. to E. Wilson/ Williamson streets will be closed from 9:30am to 4:00pm. With minimal street closures, access to and through downtown is maintained. A map of the event route and road closures is available online.

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Pre-Event Media Contact: Ann Shea, Parks Public Information Officer,
Event Day Media Contact: Lisa Laschinger, Parks Assistant Superintendent, stop by any Madison Park Info Booth