Friday, May 14, 2010

Bike to Work Week

This morning Council Bluffs Mayor Hanafan and Omaha Mayor Suttle proclaimed Bike to Work Week May 17-21. The Mayors arrived at the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge riding a MAT bus. Their bikes were on the rack on the bus.

While both cities have been celebrating Bike to Work Week for about 5 years, this was the first time the two Mayors held a joint rally. New commuter maps were available. Blue Line Coffee supplied coffee and muffins before the ride. On the approach to the bridge the proclamation was read and the Mayors lead bike rides to their prospective offices.

There were 22 riders that headed over the Bob Bridge onto the streets of Council Bluffs. There was a short reception at Bayliss Park at the completion of the ride.

From there, Zach (Xtreme Wheels) and I rode up to Big Lake. From there we rode the Iowa Riverfront Trail to Riverside Grill (where we had parked). Great ride. Just short of 15 miles with temperature about 65, bright sun, and no wind.

In today's photo, Omaha Mayor Suttle and Council Bluffs Mayor Hanafan with their bikes and the bus that brought them to the rally. (So the bus ride was a little hokey, but it illustrated the point of hybrid mode of transportation in the Metro.)

My photos of Mayor's Bike To Work Week ride are on my photo site.

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