“Riding a bicycle, even for only a short time each week, helps people stay fit while also reducing carbon emissions and helping save money on gasoline,” said Moab City Sustainability Director Rosemarie Russo. She added, “If you haven’t been riding because your bike needs a repair, check out the new bike repair kit at Swanny Park.”
“Cycle September” is part of the May-through-September National Bike Challenge organized by Love to Ride. The city team participated in the May Team Bike Challenge, resulting in estimated energy savings of $798 and a reduction of three metric tons of air pollution. The Moab Team winner in May received a local prize of a collapsible, waterproof, rechargeable solar lantern and carrier.
Cycle September will also feature a variety of prizes given out by Love To Ride, including bike bags, trips to the Grand Canyon, bike shop gift certificates and a New Zealand vacation. Russo will also hold a local prize drawing on Oct. 1.
To participate in Cycle September, simply register on the website www.lovetoride.net (enter your information or sign up through Facebook). Create your own team or under “Join a Team” enter City of Moab to join the city’s team.
“Help the effort by riding at least 10 minutes per week and recruiting friends, businesses and customers to sign up,” said a press release from the city.
Participants are encouraged to share their favorite pictures of riding to work on the National Bike Challenge photo gallery page and on the city’s sustainability website, www.sustainablemoab.com.
For more information email Russo at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 435-259-5121.