By Arnecia Walker
For the Opelika

The Opelika Bicycle Advisory Committee and Opelika Parks and Recreation Department are partnering together to provide an enjoyable haunted bike ride appropriate for children 12-and-under called “Tour De Fright.”
The free event will be Oct. 23 from 6-8 p.m. at the bike trail located behind the Opelika SportsPlex, and will provide children and parents a night full of thrills, with kid-friendly Halloween props and even a cup of witch’s brew.
Anything with wheels and costumes are welcome, but are not required. Participants are allowed to walk or cycle around the trail at their own pace as many times as they would like.
Along with the cup of brew, bike lights will be provided as a gesture to promote bike safety.
“Safety is of most importance,” said Opelika Sportsplex Public Relations Coordinator Laura Leigh Chesser. “The biking trail will have lighting from tiki torches to give a spooky effect, but additional lighting will come from the bike lights provided.”
With more than 100 children and parents in attendance last fall, this year’s event is expected to have a larger turn out.
“Each year we try to make it a little bigger and better,” Chesser said.
For more information, call (334) 705-5560. The Opelika Sportsplex is located at 1001 Andrews Road.