Monday, June 22, 2015

Suthers will pedal to work

Posted By on Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 12:54 PM

If you want to see the city's new 62-year-old chief executive in bike shorts, here's your chance. But you have to get up pretty early in the morning to feast your eyes on John Suthers as he pumps the pedals from Goose Gossage Park to downtown.

Here's a news release with all the info:
click to enlarge Bike to work day is Wednesday, and Suthers will join in. - TEJVAN PETTINGER
  • Tejvan Pettinger
  • Bike to work day is Wednesday, and Suthers will join in.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Media are invited to participate in and cover the Mayor’s Ride, Wednesday, June 24 as part of the 22nd annual Bike to Work Day (B2WD) sponsored by Mountain Metro Transit and the YMCA of the Pikes Peak region. Mayor John Suthers will be riding along with members of City Council from Goose Gossage Park utilizing the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail to the Acacia Park B2WD breakfast location to raise awareness of bicycling’s positive impact on the community. The public is invited to participate.

• Media opportunities will be available prior to the ride at 5:45 a.m., the ride will depart at 6:15 a.m. Mayor’s Ride Map
• Mayor Suthers will be riding an industry leading “Fat Bike” from local company, Borealis Fat Bikes.
• There will also be a quick photo opportunity during the ride at Boulder Crescent park at the intersection of Platte and Cascade avenues at approximately 6:30 a.m.
• Additionally, media are invited to cover the downtown breakfast at Acacia Park. Mayor Suthers and several members from the community will speak at the event.

Speakers at Acacia Park Breakfast:
7:00 a.m. – John Suthers, Mayor of Colorado Springs
7:20 a.m. –Travis Easton, City of Colorado Springs Public Works Director
7:45 a.m. – Susan Davies, Executive Director, Trails and Open Space Coalition
8:10 a.m. – Justin Widhalm, Olympic Athlete
8:20 a.m. – Ted Hyde, Bicycle Colorado

New this year, Mountain Metro Rides and YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region are working together to provide more breakfast locations for morning commuters. Breakfast will be served from 6:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. at the following locations:

Central/Downtown: Acacia Park, 115 East Platte Avenue
Central/East: Memorial Park Recreation Center YMCA, 280 S. Union Blvd.
Southeast: Southeast & Armed Services YMCA, 2190 Jet Wing Dr.
North/Central: Garden Ranch YMCA, 2380 Montebello Dr. West
Northeast: Briargate YMCA, 4025 Family Place

For more information visit Mountain Metropolitan’s web pages or contact Kelley Heider at kheider@springsgov.com.

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