Atascadero motorists are encouraged to watch out for young cyclists on the city's east side from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday during Bike to Bites, a community awareness ride for families.
To join the half-mile ride, show up at the Colony Park Community Center at 5599 Traffic Way at 3:30 p.m. The route stretches from thecommunity center to Galaxy Theatre at Colony Square.
Participants can get free helmets, pizza, root beer and other treats before heading into a free showing of “Breaking Away” at 4:45 p.m. at Galaxy Theatre.
Bicyclists will receive a bike valet ticket to enter the free movie.
The San Luis Obispo County Bicycle Coalition is also slated to give a short bicycling safety review before the ride to share tips such asadvising riders to follow all traffic signs, stay off sidewalks and to ride with traffic.
The Atascadero event is one of many for Bike Month, a national day organized locally by SLO Regional Rideshare. For other bicycling events, visit rideshare.org/BikeMonth2012. Additional riding tips are listed at slobikelane.org.