June 01, 2003

Minnesota NBG Riders Head for Des Moines

At 8:32 AM -0500 6/1/03, cyclogical recumbent bicycles wrote:
Contact: Jeff Longtin, cyclogical recumbent bicycles

National Bicycle Greenway Mayors' Ride cyclists are off!
Mayor joins effort to form nationwide bike trail

Owatonna - Avid cyclists are crossing the U.S. as part of a nationwide
relayto gain support for a coast-to-coast system of interconnected bike-able
roads and paths.

The riders began May 2 in Washington, D.C., and a route was added this
year from St.Paul, MN to Des Moines, IA which will meet up with the route's
riders arriving from Chicago. Owatonnan, Jeff Longtin and Peter Borgen of
St.Paul will meet with St.Paul Mayor Randy Kelly on Tuesday June the 3rd and
head South on bicycles to arrive in Owatonna later that evening.

Prior to departing from Owatonna, Mayor Pete Connor will meet with
with riders Jeff and Peter and will present a proclamation noting the city's support for the National Bicycle Greenway's efforts to promote a nation wide
network of bicycle-friendly, inter-connected roadways.

Jeff and Peter will arrive in Des Moines, IA on Friday, June 6 and will
join with riders who will be arriving from Chicago for a meeting with
Des Moines' mayor Preston Daniels at 12:00.

WHAT: Proclaiming the City of Owatonna's support for a coast-to-coast
bike trail.

WHO: City Mayor Pete Connor and cyclists Jeff Longtin and Peter
Borgen who are riding in the National Bicycle Greenway Mayor's Ride

WHEN: 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 4th, 2003

WHERE: Custom Coffee, Cedar Avenue, Owatonna

All cyclists are encouraged to attend with their bikes to show their
support, enjoy a roll compliments of cyclogical recumbent bicycles, and
following a group picture, escort Jeff and Peter out of town as they head to Iowa.

For more information on the Mayors' Ride and the National Bicycle
Greenway, visit: www.bikeroute.com
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Posted by mkrieg at 08:09 AM | Comments (125)

May 13, 2003

The Word from St Paul

Many details to iron out. Just haven't gotten an opportunity to firm
up much.

Launch out of St.Paul has been confirmed to follow a meeting with
Mayor Randy Kelly scheduled for 11:00 AM June 3rd.

As previously noted, I was disappointed to hear from Bill Richard
that he wouldn't be able to participate. I guess I didn't hear whether
or not Jim Oberstar was at the ride's start either.

Our rider list has changed a bit and I will advise once we actually
have a fairly firm list. Jim Muellner noted he was going to put
feelers out in the Mpls/St.Paul area and I have been doing the
same with local clubs and a couple of media folks who happen to
be bike nuts themselves who hopefully can get away for a
"working" vacation of sorts.

I'll post back with more info as it becomes available.

cyclogical recumbent bicycles

Posted by mkrieg at 08:59 AM | Comments (103)