Once again, Roswell Mayor Jere Wood will soon strap on his helmet and pedal his way downtown as part of the annual Georgia Rides to the Capitol 2013.
The eighth annual Roswell Mayor's Ride to the Capitol, Tuesday, March 26, has become a tradition for community members and Wood hopes more residents will join him this year.
According to information provided by the city of Roswell, more than 1,000 cyclists in metro Atlanta will participate in the ride to raise support for improved conditions for cycling, including the development of regional systems of both on-road bicycling facilities and multi-use-trails. This year’s event will ask elected officials and DOT leaders to:
- Implement the statewide Complete Streets policy using federal funds set aside for bicycle and pedestrian projects
- Protect the legal rights of cyclists
- Dedicate a fair share of funding for bicycle and pedestrian facilities and infrastructure
Roswell participants will leave from Roswell City Hall around 9:45 a.m.
Several bicycle shops and bike groups are planning rides from other locations to join the local route, either at their starting points or along the way, according to a press release.