Cyclists gear up for the 11th annual Mayor’s Bike Ride on Saturday, May 30
Published on May 26, 2020
Mayor Tommy Battle and Healthy Huntsville invite the public to join them this Saturday, May 30, for a free, family-friendly four-mile bike ride around Downtown Huntsville. The 10 a.m. ride will begin and end on Church Street in Big Spring Park by the Downtown YMCA.
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.
“Each May, we focus on the many benefits of bike riding and the importance of doing so safely,” said Mayor Battle. “We’ve seen more people on bikes since the Stay at Home health order went into place this spring, and that’s been a plus for the community. Biking is great exercise, it’s good for the environment, and it’s easy to social distance.”
Participants should plan to arrive at about 9 a.m. to have enough time to check-in and register for the ride. Helmets are required. Hand-sanitizer and face masks will be available at the registration table. After check-in, visit the Huntsville Urban Bike Share tent for information about their cycling activities, Gold Sprint for a cup of free coffee, AlaBike for bike safety information and Blevins Bicycle Company for a quick bike tune-up. The ride will start at 10 a.m. with new 6-foot spacing protocols, led by Huntsville Police to ensure a safe experience for all participants.
Free parking is available at the Church Street entrance of the VBC parking garage, look for the Healthy Huntsville flag.