Mayor's Annual Family Bike Day set for April 13 | Events
Join Mayor-President Melvin "Kip" Holden and his wife Lois at the Mayor's Annual Family Bike Day on Saturday, April 13.
The ride will go through the historic Garden District and along a stretch of Government Street that will be temporarily converted to a pedestrian- and bike-friendly street by the Better Block Baton Rouge Program.
The event is open to cyclists of all ages and it's free of charge.
This year's event will also include children with disabilities who will participate on specialized bikes, thanks to the McMains Children’s Development Center and Movers and Shakers of Baton Rouge.
Participants should arrive at 9 a.m. at B'nai Israel Parking Lot at 3354 Kleinert Avenue, which is just east of Saint Joseph’s Academy. The annual “Blessing of the Bikes” will be held at 9:30 a.m.
There will also be free health screenings and safety information.
The ride is held each year, as part of the Mayor’s Healthy City Initiative, and this year’s activities should last until about 12 noon.
The event will also celebrate Baton Rouge‘s status as the first Louisiana city to be officially recognized as a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists.
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