Oakwood Lakes State Park Invites Visitors to Pedal to the Park

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Oakwood Lakes State Park Invites Visitors to Pedal to the ParkBROOKINGS, S.D. – Oakwood Lakes State Park and Sioux River Bicycles and Fitness are encouraging families to enjoy a fun outdoor activity on Aug. 10.

The Pedal to the Park reunion tour takes off from Sioux River Bicycles and Fitness, 501 Main Avenue in Brookings at 1:30 p.m. and ends 20 miles down the road at Oakwood Lakes State Park.

“The original ‘Pedal to the Park’ events held in the 80’s were a race format,“ said Lee Kratochvil, Regional Park Supervisor. “They began at Sioux River Cyclery at its original location near the SDSU Campus and ended at Oakwood. This year’s event is truly a reunion tour in that it recreates an event and also is meant to be a tour and not a race event.”

A five dollar donation to South Dakota Parks and Wildlife Foundation is asked from anyone 16 and older. The ride is free for kids; however, they must be accompanied by an adult or legal guardian. Refreshments will be served at the new picnic shelter at Oakwood upon arrival.

Bike helmets are required for everyone participating in the ride. To reserve a helmet for the day, cyclists can call Sioux River Bicycles at (605) 692-5022 prior to the race.

For more information call Oakwood Lakes State Park at (605) 627-5441. Oakwood Lakes State Park is located 10 miles northwest of Volga off US 14.