Sea Biscuit closes for Second Sunday

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By Kate Darnell

This Sunday, Kentuckians are taking to the streets and Harrison Countians are taking to Sea Biscuit Way.

Sponsored by the Harrison County Extension Office and the Community Health Partnership Wellness Committee, Sea Biscuit Way will be closed to vehicles this Sunday from 2-4 p.m. for Second Sunday.

Free of vehicles, the open Business Park roadway will be used for walking, skateboarding, biking, rollarblading, etc.

Extension agent Cheryl Case said the Second Sunday event was intended to promote family fitness.

“Anyone can come,” Case said. “We welcome individuals and families.”

Case said Second Sunday originated in Bogota, Columbia, where officials close more than 70 miles of roads to vehicles, opening them to local residents for exercise every Sunday.

Last year in Kentucky, 70 counties closed a roadway on the second Sunday of October for 12,000 Kentuckians, Case said.

And on this upcoming second Sunday in October, Harrison County will also close a road for exercise.

“The committee, along with the Harrison County Extension Office is excited about being a part of a state-wide event promoting physical activity,” said committee chairman Mollie Smith. “We encourage families to come and participate on Oct. 11.”

Case said those wishing to participate should enter the Business Park from the US 62 West entrance, where parking will be available.

Strollers, wagons and friendly pets on leashes are welcome, Case said.

No horses or motorized vehicles will be allowed on the roadway.

Case said the first 200 people to register will receive t-shirts.

Second Sunday is free to the public.

“Invite a friend and just come on out for a fall afternoon activity,” Case said.

For more information, contact Cheryl Case at 234-5510 or Mollie Smith at 235-3510.