It’s that time of year when islanders put the paw to the pedal.
The third annual PAWS Family Fun Ride is Aug. 4 and will include two optional 5-mile bicycle rides throughout the Lynwood area. A gathering will be held following the ride.
A PAWS Picture Your Pet photo contest will also be held afterward. Riders can vote for their favorite pet photo.
Riders are encouraged to register before Aug. 3. Those who do will receive a gift bag.
Proceeds will go toward PAWS programs to house and find homes for cats.
The family fun ride is sponsored by the Treehouse Café, Classic Cycle, Pleasant Beach Village and the Merchants of Lynwood Center.
Riders can pre-register online at www.treehousebainbridge.com. Registration fees are $25 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. Rider check in is at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 4 at the Treehouse Café. Rides are from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
More information about the ride and the photo contest can be found at www.northkitsappaws.org.