Metroparks lights Swanton bike skills course this month

Metroparks Toledo is lighting the Mountain Bike Skills Course at the Beach Ridge Area of Oak Openings Preserve. Green and white LED rope lighting will guide riders through the skills course and over the ramps in the dark.

The area will be open every Friday and Saturday, 7 to 10 p.m. in October, if conditions allow.

The Beach Ridge Area is located on Waterville Swanton Road in Swanton, just south of Airport Highway.

Riders can bring their own bike and helmet or borrow from Metroparks. Rental bikes and helmets are available each night on a first come, first served basis for $10 per hour to use at the FitPark Ride skills course. Bikes and helmets are available to fit riders 5 years of age and older.