Richmond, VA – Mayor Levar M. Stoney invites the public to join in National Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 19.
The day kicks off at 8 a.m. with coffee and pastries set up in Kanawha Plaza at 8th and Canal streets.
“I’m thrilled to help lead this year’s Bike to Work Day,” said Mayor Stoney. “We have such a strong biking community here in RVA, and by participating in this event, we highlight bicycling as an efficient and environmentally friendly commuting option. I hope to see a lot of people out riding this Friday.”
Mayor Stoney will join Max Hepp-Buchanan, Director of Bike Walk RVA, for a short ride to Brown’s Island, across the T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge. Riders and pedestrians are encouraged to join the Mayor in traveling across the bridge where an exciting announcement about the Richmond Riverfront Plan will be made.
“We are really looking forward to Mayor Stoney’s first Bike to Work Day,” said Max Hepp-Buchanan. ”There are several active transportation projects and plans in the works that will make Richmond a more attractive place to be while also providing residents with equitable transportation options. The opportunity to highlight those – and to bike to work with the Mayor – is exciting.”
City residents and businesses that are unable to attend are still encouraged to support Bike to Work Day in their own travels on Friday, part of a citywide effort to increase physical activity and decrease carbon emissions in Richmond.
Snacks, water and coffee will be available at the following commuter aid stations in the city from 7 – 9 a.m.
Bike Walk RVA at Kanawha Plaza (8th and Canal St.)
The VMFA (200 N. Boulevard)
Ridefinders (10th and Main St.)
RK&K (Capital Trail at 23rd St.)
For more information about the event, please contact Pete Woody with Sports Backers at 804-683-5892 or Pete@sportsbackers.org.