When I got my first job at the Wrenshall School pool I rode my bike to work on a SUPER hilly, loose graveled Alcohol Road (yes, that is the actual name of the road).  Not because I was "green" or I enjoyed the exercise.  It was because my mom worked and if I wanted the job it was bike or walk.  Where was National Bike to Work Day then?

Times have changed and not only do we have  National Bike to Work Day, but you also have the chance to ride with Mayor Emily Larson and have lunch!  This is the 5th year biking with the Mayor has been offered.  The theme this year is Biking Cities = Resilient Cities with keynote speaker, Chuch Marohn, PE AICP of strongtowns.org.  The event will take place on Friday, May 20th with bike enthusiasts of all levels joining her for the annual Mayor’s Bike Ride.  Will you be in the pack?

The actual bike ride is free and open to all. If you'd like lunch at the Bent Paddle provided by Duluth Grill after the ride, that cost is $10 and you need to register [here].  Mark your calendar for Friday,  May 20 and meet Mayor Emily Larson by the front steps of City Hall, 411 West First Street (via Priley Circle).  From there you'll go on a short ride starting at noon, then to Bent Paddle Brewing Co.  The ride is expect to roll rain or shine!

Info via:  City of Duluth/Pakou Ly

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