Bike Columbus Promotes Bike Safety, Alternative Transportation

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July 19th, 2011

Last weekend, throngs of bike enthusiasts turned out for Bike Columbus, a series of riding tours to show support for bike-based living. The tours, including the Mayor’s Twilight Ride and The Steve Barbour Memorial Tour, also emphasized the importance of bike safety. (7 Photos)

And they're off
The turnout for the Mayor's Twilight Ride was substantial. Participants departed from behind City Hall. (Photo by: Nora McDonald/WOSU)
Bikers gather on Front and Gay Street before the Mayor's Twilight Ride, July 15, 2011.
Bikers gather on Front and Gay Street before the Mayor's Twilight Ride, July 15, 2011. (Photo by: Nora McDonald)
Bikers head up Front Street at around 7:30 for the Mayor's Twilight Ride.
Bikers head up Front Street for the Mayor's Twilight Ride. (Photo by: Nora McDonald/WOSU)
Biker in front of the fountain at Bicentennial Park
Day two of Bike Columbus: A rider at the The Steve Barbour Memorial Tour in front of the fountain in Bicentennial Park. (Photo by: Nora McDonald/WOSU)
Riders on their first lap of The Steve Barbour Memorial Tour, presented by BikeSource.
Riders on their first lap of The Steve Barbour Memorial Tour, presented by BikeSource. (Photo by: Nora McDonald/WOSU)
Mayor Coleman at the Mayor's Twilight Ride
Mayor Coleman ("Bikin' Mike") and Maryellen O'Shaughnessy -- two of Columbus' outspoken bike advocates - address the large crowd of bikers who have gathered for the Mayor's Twilight Ride. (Photo by: Nora McDonald/WOSU)
Biker in front of Bicentennial Park.
Taking in the view of the Columbus skyline at the start of The Steve Barbour Memorial Tour. (Photo by: Nora McDonald/WOSU)

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