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Cyclists Prepare for 5th Annual Mayor's Bicycle Ride

City of Huntsville FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 25, 2013
Mayor Tommy Battle is calling all cyclists to come downtown on Saturday, May 4, for the 5th annual Mayor's Bicycle Ride in an official kick-off for Bicycle Safety Month. It's the year's most accessible bike ride and it is perfect for the entire family.

Cyclists will pedal an easy four mile loop around the City's central with a two-mile bailout for those who want to take it easy.

"Cycling is fun and it is great exercise," said Mayor Tommy Battle. "We are working toward a healthier community with our "Healthy Huntsville" initiative, and cycling is one of many enjoyable ways to get outdoors and improve your physical health and well being."

The Mayor's Bicycle Ride is free. The gathering point for the four mile course is the EarlyWorks Children's Fountain at the corner of Fountain Circle and Williams Avenue. Registration starts at 9 a.m., and the ride begins at 10 a.m. The easy ride includes one hill along Greene Street, east of the Square.

Mayor Battle will also be issuing a proclamation at the Bicycle Ride declaring May as "National Bicycle Month," May 8 as "Bike to School Day," May 13-17 as "Bike to Work Week," and May 17 as "Bike to Work Day." Huntsville is fortunate to have an active Bicycle Advisory and Safety Committee that works with Huntsville Police and City leaders on building more cycling infrastructure and promoting cycling safety.

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For more information, contact:

Kelly Cooper Schrimsher, Director of Communications, Office of the Mayor, City of Huntsville, 256-427-5006 (w), kelly.schrimsher@huntsvilleal.gov



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