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Cycle Charlotte 2007

* A Safe Streets Bicycle Celebration *

Experience Charlotte without a windshield! Be a part of the 2nd annual one-of-a-kind urban cycling adventure on Saturday, May 12, 2007, 9:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. The Dowd YMCA, located at 400 East Morehead Street, will host this year’s festival which includes a bike safety rodeo, free helmets for kids, vendor booths, live music from the popular Gigi Dover band and lots of free food for participants. Choose a 3-mile family fun ride or 13 and 24 mile touring rides on some of Charlotte’s most beautiful streets. This year, cyclecharlotte and the YMCA will highlight the health benefits of everyday cycling. Over 500 people enjoyed the inaugural ride in 2006. Hopes are that the crowd on May 12 will exceed 750 individuals and families.

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Tonia Bendickson, well-known newscaster at WBTV-3 returns as emcee sharing the stage with special guests City Councilman Pat Mumford, County Commissioner Jennifer Roberts and other dignitaries who advocate safe streets for all vehicles.

cyclecharlotte was originally inspired by the life example of Todd Weaver, a popular bicycle commuter who was tragically killed two years ago leaving as survivors a wife and two young children. Proceeds from the Cycle Charlotte celebration will be used to donate bicycles to the
C-M Police Department, safety awareness programs of B.I.K.E.S. of Charlotte Mecklenburg, and Community Outreach for the Dowd YMCA.

OrthoCarolina is the title sponsor for the second year in a row. We also have the endorsement of the Center City Partners and a move to a great location in the Uptown area … the Dowd YMCA!

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Jane Cacchione -
Martin Zimmerman -

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