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Saddle up: Mayor Battle leads 14th annual bike ride

Published on April 27, 2023

Spring is here and it’s the perfect time to take advantage of the City’s bike-friendly routes with the 14th annual Mayor’s Bike Ride, set for Saturday, May 6 at 11 a.m.  

Mayor Tommy Battle invites everyone to grab their helmets and join him for this family-friendly, four-mile bike ride 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 Mayor’s Bike Ride also coincides with National Bike Safety Month and is organized in partnership with the City’s Bicycle Advisory Safety Committee (BASC). 

“This is one of our favorite events of the year,” said Mayor Battle. “From serious cyclists to young children, there’s a real sense of community as we enjoy the beautiful sights of Downtown Huntsville.”  

If you don’t have a bike, a limited number of Huntsville Blue Bikeswill be available free of charge during the Mayor’s Ride. Users will need the bikeshare app to take advantage of the offer.  

Registration for the ride begins at 10:30 a.m. Participants are invited to check out the vendors and register for the chance to win a new bicycle. Free parking will be available at Municipal Garage M, located at 100 Church Street. 

For more information and to stay up to date on any weather-related announcements follow Healthy Huntsville or visit HuntsvilleAL.gov/HealthyHuntsville. You can join BASC for other great bike month events at BikeHuntsville.com.  

A graphic announcing the 14th annual Mayor's Bike Ride in downtown Huntsville.