The Bellbrook Police Department crossed the finished line a head ahead of the Sugarcreek Police Department as they faced big wheel for big wheel after they hit the road “peddling” on Saturday, August 1 during the 2nd Annual Kable’s Mill Neighborhood Big Wheel Race. This charity event is something looked forward to by not only Kable’s Mill neighborhood but the whole community as well. It’s a charity event that raises money for local charities – this year two.
“We’ve been challenged by the Bellbrook Police Department. We’ll go head to head with them in a big wheel race,” Sugarcreek Township Chief of Police, Michael Brown said. “We’ll be riding super modified big wheels. I wanted to go old school with classic big wheels, but the others didn’t want to do that. Sadly, there’s probably going to be a lot of photos and videos.”
The Big Wheel Race was not limited to the police department, but to all residents of the community. The entry fee is $10 per rider, per class. All proceeds are donated to local charities. This year, the funds will be donated to The Bellbrook Family Resource Center and Dayton Ohio Circle of Change: Challenge Day Program. When the race began eight years ago, the event raised only $300. Last year, the proceeds donated totaled $3,375. This year, the proceeds are expected to be even more.
The race began at 3382 Heritage Drive and past Avonley Court for a block to the finish line and the win. The race had three classes and there’s was no limit as to how many classes one can participate. Class I included classic big wheels. Class II included kid’s vehicles such as Green Machines and Class III included super-modified vehicles such as the big wheels that were utilized by the police department. In addition to the race, a contest for the best dressed was utilized– so, participants come dressed for the part. Since the theme of the event was “Ghost Busters” moms, dads, children, big wheels and more were dressed for the part- minus the ghosts in the crowd.
“We got the idea for the big wheel race from watching a Super Bowl commercial a couple of years ago,” said a Kable’s Mill resident. “We thought about it and looked at the roads and found it would be a great way to entertain adults, children and get the community involved.” So, there it began. On the hot pavement of the smooth roads that twists and turns through a picturesque neighborhood, the event raised a hand to the big high-five.
“Next year, I’ve heard they may include the Bellbrook and Sugarcreek Fire Department in the big wheel contest,” said Chief Brown.
Neighborhood parties are few and far between these days, but there is one thing for sure- Kable’s Mill Neighborhood knows how to party and have a great gathering. Can’t wait to see what happens next year.
For more information, email Greg and Sharon Orbash at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the event’s Facebook page at Kable’s Mill Big Wheel Race or at its official website http://www.bigwheel.pcsidev.com/.