The Batesville Parks and Recreation Department is leading a Bike Batesville program free to the public each Thursday for the rest of the summer.

Join us every Thursday evening, we will meet in the South Parking lot of the Community Center at 6:30 PMand the ride will start at 6:45 PM. Everyone is invited (ages 10 & up). This is a free program. We will ride approximately 10 miles and should take around and hour and a half to complete. Every Thursday starting on 7/19 through the last Thursday in August (8/30).

This is a beginner friendly bike ride, it’s not a race so we will be take our time, enjoy the ride, the people, and all the great scenery… It’s a family ride so come join the fun and bring all your friends! Please bring a helmet, to keep everyone safe they are mandatory for the ride.

We encourage all of our riders that participate to stay connected. You can do so by joining our Batesville Parks Facebook group, Bike Batesville. Also, be sure to check out some of the other free programs offered by Batesville Parks and Recreation through our Batesville Parks Facebook page.

Cathy Drew is a life long resident of the region that she loves to promote! As a matter of fact, she was born in Downtown Batesville in the late ’60s in one of the eight counties she now loves to encourage people to visit.
Drew is married to her husband of 27 years, Jeff Drew. Jeff and Cathy have a son, Jonathon (Jon) Drew and his wife Devyn Stewart and can’t leave out her grandson Jase Drew. Of course Drew can’t skip the other part of her family, the pets! Lady Bird (a stray that was welcomed into their home June 2012) and of course Howard – the puppy was compliments of Lady Bird shortly after arrival at the Drew home. They also have Kasha which Cathy inherited when your mother passed in 2016 and they adopted Bullet a stray in November of 2016 and the newest arrival Bullet a stray adopted into the family.

Drew, part of Ozark Gateway Region since 1990 while working at the ad agency (The Media Market Inc.) for the association where she helped produce their annual tabloid publication. She began work as the director of the Ozark Gateway Region June, 2000.