Annual Mayor’s Bike Ride around downtown Huntsville Aug. 23

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Cyclists and bike enthusiasts will have a chance to ride around downtown Huntsville with Mayor Tommy Battle on his annual Mayor’s Bike Ride on Saturday, Aug. 23, at 10:30 a.m.

Cyclists will travel along on an easy four-mile-loop around the downtown area with a two-mile-bailout for those seeking a family-friendly option.

The prelude to this year’s event is a “Skills Drills” Bike Safety Rodeo for adults and children at 9:30 a.m. in the old Holiday Inn parking lot on Williams Avenue.

“Cycling is fun for everyone, and it’s a great way to exercise,” said Mayor Tommy Battle. “An active lifestyle is imperative to improving physical health and well-being. We aim to improve the health of our community through the ‘Healthy Huntsville’ initiative, and this bike ride is just one of our many programs geared toward living an active lifestyle.”

Both cycling events are free. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. in Big Spring Park, near the Williams Street entrance to the Huntsville Museum of Art.

The annual Mayor’s Bike Ride is sponsored by the City of Huntsville’s Mayor’s Office, Parks & Recreation Department, and the City’s Bicycle Advisory and Safety Committee. The goal is to promote cycling safety. For more information on cycling safety, visit