Celebrate Bike Month and Ride with the Mayor

Thursday, May 12, 2016

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – In honor of May as Bike Month and National Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 20, 2016, 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 8 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. The ride is weather permitting; no rain date is scheduled. All participants must sign a liability waiver.


A Bike with the Mayor event also is being held at noon that day in Portsmouth. For more information, contact Mark Palamarchuck at 757-393-8481.


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

About Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation

Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation strives to promote healthy lifestyles and protect the City’s coastal environment, as well as to ensure all residents – regardless of their physical, social and economic circumstances – can access Parks & Recreation programs. The department’s vision is a balanced, sustainable and value-focused system of parks, recreation and public spaces that create a sense of community. Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation is accredited by CAPRA, the certifying agency of the National Recreation and Park Association. For more information, visit VBgov.com/parks or call (757) 385-1100 (TTY: 757-711 Virginia Relay). Sign up for Parks & Rec email newsletters at VBgov.com/eNews. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/VBparksrec.