It's a big week for bicyclists in Columbus, as the city breaks ground for its rails-to-trails project and celebrates "Bike to Work Day" with free drinks and hot dogs at a kickoff party downtown.
The groundbreaking for Columbus' $12.5 million trail will be 10 a.m. Wednesday off Talbotton Road in front of Hannan Magnet Academy. Refreshments will be served.
When finished, the route's to run from the 14th Street pedestrian bridge by TSYS out to Psalmond Road. A map with more information on the project's at www.columbus.wkdickson.com.
From 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday on Broadway downtown, the Lower Chattahoochee RDC will host to kick off Friday's Bike to Work Day events. Visitors can get free chili Dogs and tea from Don's Dog House. The Columbus Air Quality Initiative and Columbus Planning Department will promote cycling as a way to reduce air pollution.
For more information, contact Julio Portillo at firstname.lastname@example.org or 706-256-2910, or visit www.
Bike-to-Work Day was originated by the League of American Bicyclists in 1956 and is a part of Bike-to-Work Week, which is in turn part of National Bike Month.
This year, with aid from the Georgia Department of Transportation through the Lower Chattahoochee Regional Development Center. The great city of Columbus, Georgia, will participate in this event. Phase I of the planning process for this event has begun and is well on its way.
For more information, please e-mail Julio Portillo at email@example.com or call 706-256-2910, or visit www.activevalley.org.