Solano County

County, land trust prep for Lynch Canyon kite festival

By From page A8 | March 19, 2014

Lynch Cyn Kite Festival 0048 by Dave Reider

The annual Kite Festival will be hosted by Lynch Canyon Open Space on May 3. (Photo by Dave Reider)

FAIRFIELD — Breezes will be welcome May 3 at the sixth annual Lynch Canyon Open Space Kite Festival.

Lynch Canyon is at 3100 Lynch Road, near McGary Road between Vallejo and Fairfield. The festival will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m and all that participants need to bring is a kite. The festival is free, although there is a parking fee.

National Kite Month is March 29 to May 4 and Lynch Canyon’s annual festival is a legacy of its founder, Mike Rydjord, who enjoyed helping first-timers get airborne and discussing technique with more-experienced fliers, according to a press release from the Solano County Parks and the Solano Land Trust.

Rydjord died in November 2013. He was a C-5 and U.S. Airways pilot and a flight instructor at Travis Air Force Base.

People are welcome to come and just watch the kites as well. For more information on National Kite Month, visit www.nationalkitemonth.org. For more information on Lynch Canyon Open Space, call 432-0150, ext. 200, or send an email to [email protected]

Reach Brad Stanhope at 427-6958 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/bradstanhope.

Brad Stanhope

Brad Stanhope

Brad Stanhope is a former Daily Republic editor. He began his career at the DR in the last millennium. He spent 24 years as a sports editor, associate editor and news editor before leaving the Daily Republic in 2014. Brad lives in Suisun City with his wife, Mrs. Brad, and two sons. He enjoys cheese.

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