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Details: Linn Co. Mayors' Bike Ride
CEDAR RAPIDS (CBS 2/FOX 28) --
The annual Linn County Mayors Bike Ride, sponsored by Linn County Trails Association will be on Labor Day, Monday, September 2, 2013.
The 8 mile route will start in Ellis Park, go through downtown Cedar Rapids, to Coe College, Cedar Lake Loop, back downtown and finish in Ellis Park. There is also a 2.5 mile fun ride.
The free bicycle ride is organized annually as an opportunity to showcase the continued need and development for multi-modal transportation networks in Linn County.
For some elected officials, this is an opportunity to experience first-hand what its like to be a bicyclist in Linn County. For bicycle enthusiasts, this is an opportunity to show support for the development of trails in Linn County.
Officials say this event takes place in Cedar Rapids, but it is an opportunity for all of Linn County residents and elected leaders to advocate for trails. Mayors and city council members from 17 cities in Linn County have been invited to participate. Invitations are also sent to Linn County Supervisors and local legislators.
Registration is from 9:00 am to 10:00 am at the swimming pool parking lot at Ellis Park on Ellis Boulevard. Opening ceremonies begin at 10:00 am and the ride will start immediately after that.
This is an open route, with volunteers providing directional information. Helmets must be worn in order to participate.