Tuesday, April 12, 2011

RELEASE: First community bike ride set to hit the streets

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Federal Way’s cycling enthusiasts and the Police Department’s Bike Squad are teaming up for the city’s first ever Community Bike Ride. The April 17 event is open to all interested cyclists and is designed to promote awareness of safe cycling in the city.

“Encouraging cycling in the city is all about finding a comfort level,” said Doug Nelson, Federal Way Community Center Supervisor, a daily bicycle commuter himself. “The Community Bike Ride is an opportunity for cyclists of all ages and ability levels to come together and discover safe routes and interesting destinations.”

Riders will gather at the Federal Way Community Center, 876 S. 333rd St. on Sunday April 17th at 10 AM. The group will travel an 8.2 mile route, covering the BPA Trail and safe city streets and including a scheduled break at the Fred Meyer Shopping Center in Twin Lakes. Members of the Police Department’s Bike Squad will help lead the Community Bike Ride.

This will be a fun, casual ride with groups divided by pace into slow, medium and fast groups. The ride is intended for all ages, though children under age 15 should be accompanied by parents. All participants must wear a helmet and sign a release form on the day of the event.

For more information contact Doug Nelson at doug.nelson@cityoffederalway.com or 253-835-6930.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
April 6, 2011


MEDIA CONTACTS
Doug Nelson
Community Center Supervisor
253-835-6930


Chris Carrel
Communication & Grant Coordinator
253-835-2411 or 253-347-7057

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