Oshkosh family bike ride being held to honor Arya Vaughn

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OSHKOSH, Wis. (WFRV) A 4-year-old was taken far too soon last year, after she was tragically struck and killed by a car while learning how to ride her bike.

Arya Vaughn’s mother, Amber described her daughter as “a wonderful, amazing little girl.” 

To honor Arya, the community is rallying together on Saturday for the first-ever Arya Cares Family Bike Ride. The event is a 5K so you also have the option to walk or run it. 

On Local 5 This Morning, Amber was joined by Officer Kate Mann with the Oshkosh Police Department, and Lukas Kleveland, a junior at Oshkosh North High School who is also a member of the Communities program there.

The three talked about how the money raised from the event will go back to area schools to help build playgrounds, and help fund other things like field trips. 

When asked why the money is going back to the local community, Amber said it’s what her daughter would’ve wanted. 

“Arya loved going to school. She loved being in the different events that they had going on at her school and we just want to give back,” Amber said. 

The event is happening on Saturday at Menominee Park from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The police and fire departments will have some of their vehicles on display, and there will also be raffle prizes. To register, and for more information, click here.

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