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Ride with Mayor Reed draws 150 Atlantans to ride from City Hall to Jazz Festival
On Saturday, May 24, 2014, some 150 Atlantans joined Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, and partners on a bike ride to the Atlanta Jazz Festival from City Hall. Free-Flite Bicycles and Trek Bicycle donated a bike to the mayor, who spoke warmly of the rise in biking in Atlanta, and celebrated National Bike Month and the city's selection as a The Green Lane Project city by PeopleForBikes.org.
Mayor Reed reminded the crowd of the city's goals: double the percentage biking to work, double miles of bike lanes and trails, and a 500 bike share program. He also commended ABC's Atlanta Streets Alive events as well as the Atlanta BeltLine, and city departments including City of Atlanta Department of Planning, City of Atlanta Department of Public Works, and City of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation and City of Atlanta Office of Sustainability's roles in making Atlanta more bikeable.