Free joy rides -- on bikes you could never afford

It’s not often that you get to tear through mud and rocks on someone else’s $4,000 piece of finely-tuned machinery. So don’t miss your chance at the Giant Mountain Bike Demo Day on Saturday, June 2nd. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Reagan Park in Medina, you’ll have the opportunity to test out Giant Bicycle’s new high-end cross-country lines: the Trance (ranging in price from $1,200 to $3,500) and the Anthem ($1,650 to $4,000). But don’t worry about being gentle. Century Cycles, which is providing the bikes, is fully confident that no matter what obstacle you tackle -- short of an 18-wheeler tractor-trailer -- you won’t be able to break these puppies. The trails at Reagan Park have more than enough nasty terrain for you to put these bikes to the test. So go wild! Just remember, while the bikes are unbreakable, you aren’t. All riders must wear helmets. For more info: 330-722-7119. -- Jared Klaus