Bike ride supports financial literacy

The early registration deadline for the Centra Foundation Smart Money Family Fun Bike Ride is coming up.

The ride, which offers opportunities for families to learn about money and how to save, begins with registration check-in and activity stations at 8:15 a.m. Aug. 6. Bike routes open at 9 a.m., starting and finishing at Columbus Municipal Airport.

Cost is $10 for children ages 4 to 18 and $35 for adults.

The main 14-mile route follows the People Trail through the Columbus park system, and there is a shorter 5-mile route for young riders and walkers. Prizes include a $100 gift certificate in each age category.

Proceeds from the ride support and expand financial literacy programs the foundation provides to local schools.