Bike with the Mayor!

Celebrate National Bike to Work Day on May 15, 2015

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

(Virginia Beach, VA) – In honor of National Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 15, 2015, Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation and Mayor Will Sessoms are inviting citizens to take a ride with him! With more and more individuals taking advantage of this healthy, sustainable, and economic means of transportation, the Mayor is leading a short ride from the Princess Anne Recreation Center (1400 Nimmo Parkway) to City Hall (2401 Courthouse Drive) beginning at 10:30 am.

 

The main ride will be approximately 3 miles each way. Participants of all skill levels are welcome! Riders should provide their own bicycle, and a helmet is required to participate. Those wishing to go the extra distance may continue the ride, following the path along Princess Anne Road to Dam Neck Road to Corporate Landing Parkway and back to the Princess Anne Recreation Center for a total of 12 miles. The ride is weather permitting; no rain date is scheduled. All participants must sign a liability waiver.

 

Virginia Beach has made a significant effort to grow its bikeways infrastructure over the last 30 years. In 1986, there were less than 40 miles of accessible bikeways. In 2004, that number had grown to 105 miles. Presently, there are over 250 miles around the City, both on-road and off-road, plus 23 additional miles on state and federal lands within the city. Maps of Virginia Beach’s bikeways and trails can also be found at vbgov.com/bikeways.

 

Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation’s vision is a balanced, sustainable and value-focused system of parks, recreation and public spaces that creates a sense of community. We are accredited by CAPRA, the certifying agency of the National Recreation and Park Association. For more information, call (757) 385-1100 (TTY: 757-711 Virginia Relay), visit VBgov.com/parks or sign up for our email newsletters at VBgov.com/eNews.  Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/VBParksRec.

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