Friday, May 1, 2009

Mayor kicks off Bike!Charlotte

Touting Charlotte's more than 80 miles of bike lanes, Mayor Pat McCrory kicked off Bike!Charlotte at the Dowd YMCA a few minutes ago. Dozens of cyclists of all ages pedaled the short trek from the Y to the Wachovia Atrium for the mayor's breakfast.

"Every new corridor in Charlotte, we require bike lanes," said McCrory, before the ride. "We catch a lot of heat from the automobile people saying 'Get the bicycles the hell out of the way'."

McCrory said he tells car drivers they must respect the bikes, but he also asked cyclists to use provided bike lanes.

Although McCrory wore his bike gear, those cute shorts and a tight shirt, he didn't ride. He said something about having back problems. City council members Andy Dulin and Edwin Peacock were geared up and pedaled with the rest of the enthusiasts.

No comments:

Post a Comment