Bike to Work Day has been rescheduled to June 6th, due to the forecast of inclement weather and the flooding on the People Trail.
Mayor Kristen Brown invites community members to join her and other City of Columbus officials as they ride their bicycles to work Friday, June 6, to support commuting by bike and observe the nationally designated “Bike to Work Day.”
Bike to Work Day is part of Bike Month. Celebrated during May, Bike Month is a national effort endorsed by the U.S. Department of Transportation to highlight the benefits of bicycling and demonstrate that it is feasible to leave the car at home for some journeys. Benefits of bicycling include staying fit, saving money at the gas pump, reducing road congestion and pollution and participating in an enjoyable activity.
Anyone wishing to ride with Mayor Brown and other City officials should gather at 7:30 a.m. Friday, June 6, at the Shoppes of Riverbend/Papa’s Grill parking lot. Most of the ride will use the People Trail along State Road 46. The group will ride about 3 miles to downtown Columbus, where riders can register for prizes donated by local merchants and enjoy a light breakfast.
“Our city is fortunate to have significant infrastructure and programs that create a safe environment for bicyclists and pedestrians,” Mayor Brown said. “Bicycling is an active, healthy alternative for commuting to work. I encourage residents and employees to join me on Bike to Work Day and give bicycle commuting a try.”
This is the eighth year for the Columbus ride, and the third year for this route. For more information about Bike Month activities, view the Columbus Bike Month Calendar.