Rolling and riding "cool" in America's Hometown


Skateboarders and bikers had a chance to ride cool in America's Hometown Saturday.

They turned out for a "Ride Cool" event at Huckleberry Ramp Park In Hannibal.

Hannibal Clinic handed out free helmets to the first 200 people.

Participants competed in skateboard, scooter, and bike competitions Saturday afternoon.

Organizers praised the Hannibal Parks and Recreation Department for the event's success.

"It's pretty cool that the city of Hannibal built a skate park and then they just didn't forget about it," Ride Cool organizer Casey Otto said. "A lot of times, cities will put a ton of money down to build a skate park and then they walk away. So the city of Hannibal actually promotes the skate park, gives kids a reason to come out and practice and train rather than just riding on their own."

The ramp park is staffed daily and is open from noon to dark throughout the summer.

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