Delighting the Senses and So Much More!
By Troy Curnett
President, Mission Hills BID; Broker/Owner, One Mission Realty
Mission Hills in May is all about the Mission Hills Garden Walk. This annual garden walk is celebrating its 18th year with “Delight the Senses” on Saturday, May 7 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. It includes a mix of significant historical architecture and sensational gardens with plenty to admire for garden enthusiasts. The walk will begin at our own Mission Hills Nursery, created by Kate Sessions the “Mother of Balboa Park.” Look for the Mission Hills BID’s ad in the Garden Club Walk souvenir booklet and enjoy our gorgeous gardens, splendid shops and fantastic food.
On Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8th remember the wonderful mother in your life. The perfect Mother’s Day gift awaits you right here in Mission Hills, from flowers to pampering to a unique specialty item, or brunch for Mom at a local eatery, an array of gifts are right at your fingertips. Make it easy and celebrate in our neighborhood!
Also happening in May, is the Mission Hills Business Improvement District’s Mission Hills Community Bike to Business Ride & Bicycle Symposium on Sunday May 22, 2016 from 11:30 until 4:30. This event was made possible through a generous grant from SANDAG, iCommute, & GO by Bike.
The events of the day will begin at 11:30 with a bicycle safety session at Mission Hills Fabric Care Center’s parking lot on West Lewis Street, followed by a guided bike ride, and a picturesque Mission Hills photo opportunity stop along the route. Beginning at 1:15 everyone will be encouraged to eat, shop and ride on your own time while competing in the “Hey Big Wheeler” contest. A symposium with film shorts and bike talks will begin at approximately 2:30 p.m. at Kengina Ascent Real Estate’s meeting room on Ft. Stockton Drive.
The symposium will offer bike themed talks and demonstrations on the role of the bicycle throughout history, the variety of bicycles, such as eBikes and cargo bikes, available in today’s marketplace, bicycle riding safety information, ways to carry items on a bicycle, as well as curated bicycle tourism.
Families, neighbors, and friends will ride bicycles around Mission Hills and their shopping achievements will be rewarded! The “Hey Big Wheeler” contest will include such categories as “Youngest Bicyclist”, “Bicyclist Who Covers the Largest Geographic Area in the BID”, “Bicyclist Who Brings the Most People to the Event”, “Most Money Spent in the BID”, and more. Restaurants and other businesses in the BID are in on the fun and want to encourage bicyclists to explore and discover how easy it is to shop and get around by bike.
The event is completely free to participants, however, due to space restrictions, participants wishing to attend the symposium portion of the event will need to claim a free ticket through Brown Paper Tickets.
Please join us for this fun-filled family friendly Community Bike to Business Ride.