‘Tis the season for giving and that’s the goal of this year’s onbikes Winter Wonder Ride set for Saturday, Dec. 17th.
The Winter Wonder Ride is a family-friendly slow ride through downtown Pensacola that serves a dual purpose of raising funds to provide bicycles and helmets free of charge for local kids in need. Participants can register online at http://www.onbikespensacola.org/ beginning Oct. 17, with 30 days of special pricing at just $30 for general admission until Nov. 17. After that, ticket prices go up $5 weekly until ride day.
This year’s ride will conclude with a post-ride celebration that includes live music, drinks and food.
Over the past six years the volunteer group, founded by Walker Wilson, has given more than 3,000 new bikes to children throughout the greater Pensacola community. Funds raised from Winter Wonder Rides are used for bulk purchases of a large number of bikes that are assembled by volunteers during a Bike Build in November.
The 2022 Winter Wonder Ride starts at 11 a.m. at Blue Wahoos Stadium December 17th and concludes there at noon where riders will be treated to food, drinks and a live performance by the pop rock tribute band “Get Sideways.”