Ride Cool at the Ramp Park is coming back July 15 at Huckleberry Park, sponsored by the Hannibal Parks & Recreation Department and Hannibal Clinic Health Services.

The first 200 people will receive a helmet from Hannibal Clinic Health Services, starting at 10 a.m.

There will be free entry to the Ramp Park all day.

“We are looking forward to collaborating with the Ramp Park community to host a unique summer event that will celebrate their athleticism and skills,” said Mary Lynne Richards of Hannibal Parks & Recreation. “And the energy from the crowd really helps pump up the competitors.”

Blake Robertson, 18, of Hannibal, plans to compete. “Ride Cool gives you something to work toward, something to compete in to see how much you’ve progressed.”
Registration for skateboard, scooter and bike competitions begin at noon. Competitions start at 1 p.m. The emcee will be Casey Otto from P9 Entertainment.

Prizes for the competition will be provided by Coolbyke Bicycle Shop and Pedal’rs Bicycle Shop.

Spectators are welcome on shaded bleachers behind the Ramp Park. Tom and Becky will be there to help hand out helmets and prizes.

The Ramp Park concession stand will be open, along with the Pepsi Wagon.

Hannibal Ramp Park is a multi-use park that opened in 2005. Bicycles, skateboards, scooters and rollerskates and blades are welcome. The 8,800 square-foot facility features below-grade concrete bowls with 6-foot drop-ins, banks, spines, rollers, a hubba ledge, grind block, extensions and a hand rail. Knee and elbow pads are encouraged. Helmets are required and participants under 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian.

Robertson said he loves going to the Ramp Park. “It’s a good way to burn off energy with your friends.”

Richards said, “It’s a fun spirit at the Ramp Park, they really look out for each other and are always encouraging each other.”

More From KHMO-AM 1070, News-Talk-Sports