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Cyclists gear up for the 10th annual Mayor’s Bike Ride on Saturday, May 18

Published on May 15, 2019

Mayor Tommy Battle and Healthy Huntsville invite the public to join them this Saturday, May 18, for a free, family-friendly four-mile bike ride around Downtown Huntsville.

The annual Mayor’s Bike Ride will start and finish in Big Spring Park East by the Downtown YMCA.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the ride kicks off at 10 a.m. The ride will be led and followed by the Huntsville Police Department and HEMSI, ensuring a safe experience for all participants.

In celebration of the 10th annual Mayor’s Bike Ride, the UAH Moonbuggy team will join the ride and show off their man-powered machine. Huntsville Alabama L5 Society will have two Apollo Lunar Rover video game simulators called LUROVA for all to enjoy. Blevins Bicycle Company will be at the event to help prep bikes for the ride, as well as highlight different types of bikes that cyclists might enjoy for road and mountain biking.

“The Mayor’s Bike Ride is part of our Healthy Huntsville program, encouraging people to try cycling as a form of recreation and exercise,“ says Mayor Tommy Battle. “We hold the event in May to recognize Bike Safety Month and show our dedication to continuously improving conditions for all cyclists in Huntsville.”

The Madison County Health Department has free safety bike lights to give out to children participating in the event and Zagster Pace Bike Share will be handing out swag and information!

Free parking is available at City Parking Garage M. The garage entrance will be open on Church Street across from the Downtown YMCA.

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

poster of the 2019 Mayor's Bike Ride