A community bike ride on the River Trail drew about 100 residents for a 4-mile morning exercise.
Snacks, water, food and prizes were given to those who attended the first Friends and Family Bike Madera Ride organized by Peggy Gregory, a member of Madera Sunrise Rotary, on Saturday.
“It was awesome. I was expecting more people but I think the rain killed it,” said Gregory.
The bike ride aimed to promote fitness, safety and an alternative mode of transportation. It may also be a precursor to a bigger bike ride, if organizations are willing to help, she said...