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Posted on: May 26, 2022

Ride-A-Bike Week was a rolling success

Greenwich_Point_Ride_A_Bike_Photo_SubmissionThe recent Ride-A-Bike Week garnered a lot of attention from website visitors, its announcement the second-most viewed news item in the last month.

First Selectman Fred Camillo 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.

“Greenwich Ride-a-Bike Week is an excellent outlet for our residents to join in a fun exercise that serves many purposes. Not only is cycling an environmentally friendly and sustainable alternative to motorized transportation, it also is one that promotes a healthy lifestyle,” Camillo said.

Website visitors completed surveys about their bicycle usage and were asked to submit to a photo contest. The winning submission is included here and was taken at Greenwich Point. The winner is being asked to contact the First Selectman’s Office (203-622-7710) to receive their prize of a $100 dinner voucher. 

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 more complete 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.”

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