For Immediate Release
GREENWICH, CT – First Selectman Fred Camillo has proclaimed the week of May 1-7, 2022 Ride a Bike Week in Greenwich, to raise awareness about the convenience, fun and health benefits of two-wheeled transportation and recreation.
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May is National Bike Month, so the First Selectman’s Bicycle Task Force (BTF) proposed the Greenwich proclamation to encourage cycling in town as an alternative to driving to work, school, parks, the grocery or the train.
“The pandemic has seen a sharp increase in the numbers of people taking to our local roads on bikes, scooters and the like,” said BTF Co-Head Vince DiMarco. “It’s a credit to our First Selectman that he is recognizing the value in developing safe streets and infrastructure for all these forms of micromobility.”
The cycling advocacy group, Pedal Greenwich, welcomed the proclamation. “Recently local agencies have expressed concern about health and wellness particularly among teens,” said Pedal Greenwich organizer Anthony Moor. “Bicycling is a wonderful way to give teens a sense of independence, get them out of the house and promote recreation and fitness.”
BTF members suggested ways to commemorate Bike Week in Greenwich:
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