JOIN MAYOR KRISEMAN AS HE CRUISES TO CITY HALL ON BIKE TO WORK DAY FRIDAY MAY 15
St. Petersburg, Fla. (May 14, 2015) – On Friday, May 15, at 7 a.m. the media is invited to join Mayor Rick Kriseman and other cyclists to celebrate Bike to Work Week at the Historic Train Station, 420 22nd St. S. (Morean Center for Clay). Mayor Kriseman will lead a bicycle ride from the Train Station to the St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club, 599 Mirror Lake Dr. N. The Mayor is expected to arrive at the Shuffleboard Club at approximately 7:30 a.m. to meet and greet over coffee with Deputy Mayor Kanika Tomalin, members of City Council and other Bike to Work participants coming from Bartlett Park and Coffee Pot Park at the same departure and arrival times. The Mayor will give a brief speech at 7:50 a.m. before continuing on to City Hall.
More than half of the U.S. population lives within five miles of their workplace, making bicycling a feasible and fun way to get to work. Bike to Work Day, celebrated annually during National Bike Month, is a model example of Deputy Mayor Tomalin’s Healthy City initiative introduced earlier this month. “Healthy St. Pete is a city-wide initiative which creates partnerships, engages, and empowers citizens to achieve improved health outcomes,” explains Deputy Mayor Tomalin. “The program focuses on four areas of impact: LIVE Healthy St. Pete; EAT Healthy St. Pete; PLAY Healthy St. Pete; and SHOP Healthy St. Pete – each of these will, in creative and innovative ways, guide our citizens to healthier options, and to tools that drive us towards our goal of becoming America’s healthiest city.”
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