Celebrate Black History Month with free outdoor cycling, hiking and archery in Suffolk

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Celebrate Black History Month outdoors with free gatherings courtesy of Suffolk Parks & Recreation.

Titled ‘Black Joy in the Outdoors’, Suffolk town officials aim to bring community members together with a range of outdoor activities including cycling, hiking and archery.

These activities include:

  • “We’re Rollin’ Bike Ride”
    • Saturday February 12, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
    • 3901 Sleepy Hole Road
    • Bring your bike and a few friends to join us for this leisurely 2-5 mile group ride through one of our beautiful remote locations.
    • the Black Girls Do Bike Organizationn will be present at the event to answer all your questions about the maintenance and maintenance of the bikes.
    • There will be a limited number of beach cruisers available for free for this event; must call to reserve a loaner bike.
  • “I won’t let anyone turn me around hiking”
    • Saturday February 19, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Lone Star Lakes Park, 401 Kings Highway.
    • Grab your hiking boots and a few friends for this beginner level 3km hike through one of Suffolk’s beautiful parks.
  • Shoot your archery for culture »
    • Saturday February 26
    • Lone Star Lakes Park, 401 Kings Road
    • Two sessions are available:
      • Session 1 will take place from 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.
      • Session 2 will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
      • Only 10 slots available per session. Participants can only register for one archery session.

The programs are open to the public and are free. Pre-registration is required and can be done HERE (Registration Code #444006)

You can also register at East Suffolk Recreation Center, 138 South 6th Street and Whaleyville Recreation Center, 132 Robertson Street.

Earnest A. Martinez