CYCLE in the CITY on May 22!
On Sunday, May 22, the Onondaga County Health Department’s Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work, and Play Program and its partners will be hosting a “Cycle in the City” event. This event will raise awareness and support for bikeable communities and will also provide an opportunity for guided bike rides through the City of Syracuse. The event will be held outside the Museum of Science and Technology (MOST), located at 500 South Franklin Street in Syracuse and will run from 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM.
Activities will include two guided bike rides, a short ride (3 miles) for ages 8 and older and a longer ride (10 miles) for ages 12 and older. Registration for the rides starts at 9:00 AM with both rides departing at 10:00 AM. Other activities include a bike rodeo where children can learn bike safety skills, a helmet fitting station, and bike helmet give-a-way (while supplies last). All bike riders who participate in this event will receive a free “Share the Road” t-shirt.
Riding a bicycle is good for your health and is good for the environment. Those who ride bicycles regularly for either transportation or recreation have reduced rates of disease and increased cardiovascular fitness. Biking is also an activity that is environmentally friendly, utilizing no fuel and creating no air or noise pollution.
The Onondaga County Health Department’s Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work and Play Program supports complete streets. Complete streets are roadways that provide safe, convenient, and comfortable travel for all users, including those traveling by foot, bicycle, or vehicle. Come show your support at the “Cycle in the City” event by bringing your family for a morning of fun and fitness! For more information contact the Onondaga County Health Department’s Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work and Play Program