2nd Saturday coming up on July 13th!


Registration begins at 8:15 am and the event begins at 9 am.

The starting location is in front of the Grinnell High School at Sunset Street and 8th Avenue.

$5 for adults age 19 and up, free for youth under 18. Registration for the season is included with Imagine Grinnell membership.

2nd Saturdays is a monthly series of events on the Grinnell Area Recreational Trail that runs May through September. Each event includes a 5K run/walk, a 1K Kids Fun Run, and a 5K, 10K, or 20K bike ride. There are prizes for registered participants, plus a Grand Prize drawing from all participants at the final event each year. It’s great fun for all ages and a wonderful way to get out and enjoy the trail! With over 120 participants in the past three years, 2nd Saturdays is a popular weekend activity.



Summer 2013 Youth Bike Camp

What? A fun and safe opportunity for youth to learn about road safety and bike mechanics!

Lesson topics:

Learning bike parts and basic mechanics, changing a flat tire, using brakes and gears efficiently, adjusting the fit of a helmet and seat, recognizing traffic signs, and discussing right of way, intersections, crashes, and road conditions

There will be themed rides to attractions around the town of Grinnell that are accessible via the Grinnell Area Recreational Trail.

Who? Youth entering into 4th grade to 7th grade

When? July 8-12 & 15-17; from 9am-11am

Where? The Foundation Offices at Ahrens Park, 1510 Penrose Street

Led by Executive Director Sarah Smith & Grinnell College Apprentice in Nonprofit Management Ellyn Ochs ’13 and in collaboration with Bikes To You

To register, click here. Registration is free of charge. Participants will receive a new helmet.

Many thanks to a Poweshiek County Alliance grant for allowing this camp to be free of charge and include a bike helmet.