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Simplot to lead city-county Bike to Work event

The City of Phoenix and Maricopa County will be hosting a Bike to Work Event tomorrow morning, Wednesday, April 18th, at Phoenix City Hall Plaza, 200 W. Washington.  Members of the public and employees from the City of Phoenix, Maricopa County, the State of Arizona, and the U.S. Government will be participating.

A group ride will begin at  Park Central Mall, 3100 N. Central, at 7:30 a.m.  The group will pedal together on a three-mile route through the Willo District to Phoenix City Hall for breakfast burritos and refreshments at 8:00 a.m.  Solo riders from other locations will meet up with the group at City Hall.   

Phoenix Councilman Tom Simplot, an annual participant, will be leading the group ride.  He will be joined by more than 100 bicyclists.  Phoenix and Maricopa County governments are competing to bring out the most riders.

Bike to Work Day is annual event promoting bicycling as a pollution free form of transportation.  The event also highlights the importance of bicycle safety and wearing a bike helmet.  The health benefits of bicycling will be promoted by encouraging employees and the public to burn calories instead of gas.  Information tables will be hosted by the Barrow’s Neurological Institute, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Valley Metro, and the Air Quality Department. 

For more information contact: Pat Soria, Maricopa County, 602-506-1841.


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