Dr. Grant VanderVrede brought his son, Grant, 3, to the festivities. The younger Grant ordered up a dinosaur balloon while his dad chatted with health professionals.
“It's great to have everyone out,” VanderVrede said. “For the first year, it's a pretty good turnout. I'm big on diet and nutrition, and Bike Week is all about getting out and moving.”
Truman McCormick, 7, won a bike helmet at the event. His mom, Ashley, said because of Bike Week, she and her husband, Paul; daughter, Evie, 5; and Truman decided to go for a 2-mile bike ride Monday from their Spring Lake Township home.
“We're so excited Spring Lake is doing so many fun activities,” Ashley said. “It got us out for a bike ride on a Monday night. This is the longest ride my son has been on so far.”
Bike Week continues through Saturday at various locations in the village.
Tonight, a 2-mile bike-run-walk will begin at 6:30 at Spring Lake District Library, 123 E. Exchange St.
On Wednesday, Tri-City Auto Repair, 628 E. Savidge St., will host free bike inspections from 4-6 p.m.
Also Wednesday, the Front Porch will host a Cops and Cones event with the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office from 6-8 p.m.
Thursday features Peace in the Park Yoga with On the Path Yoga at Spring Lake's Central Park. A juice truck and vendor booths featuring fair trade items will open at 6:30 p.m, followed by yoga at 7.
On Friday, a Big Kids Bike Bash with live music runs from 7-11 p.m. in the Jackson Street parking lot between Seven Steps Up and Weiss Chiropractic. This is for ages 21 and older.
Saturday begins with a scavenger hunt from 9-11 a.m. at Weiss Chiropractic, 124 W. Savidge St. At 11:30 a.m., a kids pedal parade rolls out from the downtown clock tower at Jackson and Savidge streets. At Spring Lake’s Central Park, a community event featuring a bike rodeo, riding skills test and more will take place from 12-3 p.m. The drawing for bikes is at 2:30 p.m.