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Cycling the City: Mayor Battle leads annual Bike Ride May 7

Published on April 28, 2022

Mayor Battle greets a young girl on her bicycle before the 2021 ride

Tune-up your bicycles, pump up the tires, and make plans to attend the Mayor’s Bike Ride on Saturday, May 7 at 11 a.m. in Downtown Huntsville.

Mayor Tommy Battle invites young and old alike to join him for his annual family-friendly, four-mile bike spin around the downtown area’s historic neighborhoods. The ride begins and ends at Church Street in Big Spring Park, in front of the YMCA building.

Part of the Healthy Huntsville program, which promotes fitness and nutrition, the annual Mayor’s Bike Ride also coincides with Bike Safety Month when the City celebrates its commitment to continuously improving conditions for all cyclists. It also aligns with Huntsville Preservation Month, and cyclists will enjoy a leisurely ride through the City’s most historic streets.

“Cycling is a great form of transportation, recreation and exercise,” said Mayor Battle. “We’re committed to becoming a bike-friendly city, and we’re hoping everyone will come out and experience the many benefits of cycling.”

Registration for the ride begins at 10:30 a.m. Vendors will be at the event to help prep bikes for the ride, as well as highlight different types of bikes that cyclists might enjoy.

If you don’t have a bike, a limited number of Huntsville Blue Bikes will be available free of charge during the Mayor’s Ride.

For more information and to stay up to date on any weather-related announcements follow Healthy Huntsville or visit HuntsvilleAL.gov/HealthyHuntsville.

Map of Mayor's Bike Ride 2022