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Council members participate in Linn County Mayor's Bike Ride

Young bike riders get ready for race

While some are choosing to spend Labor Day resting and cooking out others took part in the Linn County Mayors' Bike ride.

About 300 bikers participated in Monday's activity at Ellis park.

Mayor Ron Corbett participated for the 8th year in a row. He shared a tandem bicycle with his new wife, Carrie Corbett.

Eight other elected officials participated in today's ride. They included District 1 council member Kris Gulick, District 2 Council Member Scott Overland, District 4 Council Member Scott Olson, Fairfax Council Member Jo Ann Beer, Robins Council Member Donald Norton and District 9 State Representative, Kirsten Running-Marquardt.

There were two trail routes set up. One was an eight-mile ride and the other was a two and a half mile fun ride.

Bikers who took the eight-mile route rode through downtown Cedar Rapids passed Coe College on First Avenue and looped around at Cedar Lake.

The Linn County Trail Association says it was about more than just the leg workout.

"This is a good opportunity to get younger people out there. Get them comfortable learning some of the rules involved when biking with a large group of people and using a trail system as well," said Linn County Trail Association Secretary, Brad Mullin.

Monica Vernon, who is running for Cedar Rapids mayor also participated in today's event.

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