July is National Parks and Rec Month! Hooray! Parks and Rec is such an active part of Jefferson City, providing a variety of programs and activities that bring kids and adults of all ages together. Here’s a round up of all the posts we’ve done in hopes to inspire you to get out and play!
Guest contributor, Amy Schroeder, is here this week to let you in on 5 secrets about Binder Park you probably don’t know. Her recollection of experiences growing up there are quite hilarious and her expertise as Community Relations Manager at JC Parks is a great resource for all of us visiting or living in JCMO. We’re excited to have her. Be sure to subscribe as she’ll be hanging out with us as a regular moving forward!
You’re someone that likes to ride bikes. Or, maybe you think you might like to. Maybe you’re just curious what it’s all about as you see more and more bikes around town. That’s understandable as the popularity of cycling has been growing the past few years. Since Jefferson City is adjacent to the Katy Trail, you may assume that’s where most people are riding their bikes. While a good number of people ride on the Katy Trail (a surprising amount of folks actually travel in from all over to ride it) there are many other types of riding. There are even groups that get together to do these rides.
When you’re new to biking, getting started can be a bit overwhelming. Where’s the best place to ride? Do you need to wear those tight shorts? Just what exactly are gears used for? Thankfully, avid riders and soon-to-be cyclists alike have lots of resources in Jefferson City. In fact, we have three impressive and independently owned bike shops that can get you on a bike with the supplies and knowledge you need.