Cycle Centennial is the name of the bike riding event coming up soon on Saturday, February 10. Hosts include the city of Bakersfield, Thomas Roads Improvement Program (TRIP), Caltrans, and Blue Zones Project Bakersfield. According to hosts, those who register can expect a “once in a lifetime” experience to bike with safety gear on a new highway connecting historic roads. You can register for the free event on the Blue Zones Project website.
Participants can expect to bike three miles, with two sections or lanes for faster riders and those with children. One and a half miles of road will be highlighted as kid-friendly while the last stretch of the corridor will be for experienced cyclists as it will have inclines.
The event will start at 9 a.m. and last until 11 a.m. Participants will start their journey at the Mohawk Street off-ramp. Part of the mobile e-ticket for registered attendees states that no individuals will be allowed to bike after 10:30 a.m.
The event entrance will be a bit past the Kern River Bike Trail at Truxtun Park, where the westbound Mohawk exit is. Event organizers are encouraging participants to ride their bikes to the event, but for those that can’t parking is forecasted to be limited with spots available at Kern Parks along the bike trails.
Unfortunately, this event is only for bike riders and not pedestrians.