SLC mayors Becker, McAdams join hundreds for Bike to Work week

Posted at 3:08 PM, May 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-12 17:59:45-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Mayors Ralph Becker and Ben McAdams joined 175 other cyclists bike to work Tuesday from Sugar House to Salt Lake City.

The event was organized by the Salt Lake County Bicycle Ambassadors as part of Bike to Work Week. The purpose of the event is to highlight the city’s growing high-comfort bikeway network.

“With Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation’s completion of The draw beneath 1300 East, bike commuters have a safe, convenient route from the Bonneville Shoreline Trail into Salt Lake City,” McAdams said. “Eventually, they’ll be able to ride to the Jordan River Trail. It’s all part of our effort to expand an active transportation system of routes throughout the Salt Lake valley.”

City officials also want the campaign to get people thinking about biking to work more seriously, which can greatly benefit the city.