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Crist, Other Local Mayors, Expected for 'Georgia Rides to the Capitol'

Local mayors around Atlanta will join the Governor in support of cycling as transportation option.

Lilburn Mayor Johnny Crist
Lilburn Mayor Johnny Crist

Lilburn Mayor Johnny Crist is one of more than two dozen local leaders who are expected to attend the ninth annual Georgia Rides to the Capitol Tuesday, March 18.

The event, held to show support for cyclist rights, will include police-escorted rides from Roswell and Decatur to the State Capitol. Those rides will be led by Roswell Mayor Jere Wood and Decatur Councilman Fred Boykin.  More than 1,000 cyclists are expected to participate.

Arrival time at the Capitol is estimated to be around 11:40 a.m.

According to a press release, the event is being hosted by the Metro Atlanta Mayors Association and Georgia Bikes!, which favors the “development of a regional-scale bicycle network of both on-road facilities and multi-use-trails, as well as cycling connections to major transit facilities, activity centers and schools.”

Gov. Nathan Deal and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle are expected to attend. Others expected:

Mayor Linda Blechinger, Auburn

Mayor David Belle Isle, Alpharetta

Mayor Eric Clarkson, Chamblee

Mayor Ted Terry, Clarkston

Vice Mayor Joe Carn, College Park

Mayor Harvey Persons, Douglasville

Mayor Pro Tem Denny Shortal, Dunwoody

Mayor Mike Bodker, Johns Creek

Mayor Mark Matthews, Kennesaw

Mayor Willie Oswalt, Lake City

Mayor Judy Johnson, Lawrenceville

Mayor Robert Price, Locust Grove

Mayor Pro Tem/Councilmember At Large Gail Notti, McDonough

Mayor Bucky Johnson, Norcross

Mayor Jere Wood, Roswell

Mayor Steve Edwards, Sugar Hill

Mayor Eric Dial, Tyrone

Mayor Vince Williams, Union City

For more info: www.GeorgiaRidesToTheCapitol.org

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