3/15/2012DUNWOODY COUNCIL READY TO ROLL INTO THE STATE CAPITOL
Dunwoody Council Ready to Roll into the State Capitol
Ride to the Capitol in Support of Bike Safety
Dunwoody – March 15, 2012 – Dunwoody citizens, with helmets in hand, are prepared to pedal to the State Capitol on March 27. Many Dunwoody residents will participate in the seventh annual “Georgia Rides to the Capitol”, to raise awareness of biking and alternative modes of transportation. Dunwoody Council Members Doug Thompson, Denis Shortal, and Mayor Michael Davis will join the group on the trip to the Georgia Capitol building.
The Dunwoody leg of the ride will begin near the Fresh Market in the Dunwoody Village shopping area. Free refreshments and snacks will be available to Dunwoody participants prior to the beginning of the ride. Riders should arrive by 9:30 a.m. and be prepared to leave by 9:45 a.m. The Dunwoody Police will escort riders and plan to travel along Mt. Vernon Road to link up with Roswell and East Cobb riders on Roswell Road in Sandy Springs. The group will continue along the 16-mile route until they reach the Capitol in downtown Atlanta.
Shorter routes have been designated for novice and family riders; this includes the 5-mile route leaving from the Decatur East Lake MARTA Station. The ride from Dunwoody is approximately two hours; all groups should arrive at the Capitol around 11:40 a.m. Refreshments will be available to riders at the Capitol. There is no cost associated with the ride, but donations are encouraged. Registration for the ride is still open and riders can sign up by visiting the “Georgia Rides to the Capitol” website www.georgiaridestothecapitol.org.
The “Georgia Rides to the Capitol” began in 2005 as a way for the Metro Atlanta Mayors Association (MAMA), to raise awareness of the benefits of bicycling. Additional information on the “Georgia Rides to the Capitol” event can be found at www.georgiaridestothecapitol.org. To learn more or to ride with the Dunwoody group please contact Joe Seconder, Dunwoody Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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