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Bike Month 2017

Residents with bicycles are welcomed to join Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 20, for the 2017 Mayor’s Bike Ride Event commemorating National Bike Month. The event starts at City Hall, 700 N. Main St., and the route is about four miles. The route will take place in the Mesquite and Alameda historic districts.

“It’s an easy, low-speed, family friendly ride around Downtown Las Cruces through both historic neighborhoods,” explained George Pearson, local bicycle advocate. The ride is on city streets and not recommended for children under 12 years of age unless they are in a trailer, tandem, or trail-a-bike, and helmets are required for all riders. Pearson is also chairman of the Mesilla Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (MPO) Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Advisory Committee. Pearson is also a board member of the local bicycle advocacy group Velo Cruces, a co-sponsor of the event.

For more information, contact Pearson, League of American Bicyclists’ Cycling Instructor #2614, at george@nmbikesummit.org. A map of the route can be found at https://ridewithgps.com/routes/13456268 or on the City’s website at www.las-cruces.org, keyword search Mayor’s Bike Ride 2017. More information about biking opportunities in Las Cruces can be found on the City’s website at http://www.las-cruces.org/live/bike-walk-hike.