For Immediate Release
10 A.M. Thursday, May 2
Andrew Younger, Race Director, Crim Fitness Foundation
Crim Fitness Foundation, Local Cycling Organizations Celebrate National Bicycling Month, Introduce New Flint Cycle Fest
The Crim Fitness Foundation, in collaboration with Social Cycling Flint, Flint River Watershed Coalition, Recycle Bike Shop and other local bicycling and mixed-use transportation advocates, are excited to kick off National Bicycling Month by announcing the Flint Cycle Fest, a fun new bicycling event for all ages and riding abilities, taking place Sunday, June 9, at 2:00 pm.
Flint Cycle Fest will not only show off some of Flint’s most beautiful and interesting riding routes but will also serve to enhance awareness of bicycling safety and the importance of sharing the road with multiple types of vehicles. The non-competitive event will offer a variety of ride distances, including a 3 mile, a 10 mile and a 20-mile course. The rides will start in front of GM’s historical Factory One in Carriage Town and will culminate at Carriage Town Plaza with a festival featuring beverages from Tenacity brewing.
“Flint Cycle Fest will be fun and unique for anyone who knows how to ride a bike,” said Crim Race Director Andy Younger. “Riders will go through some of Flint’s most interesting and beautiful areas and will finish with a great party in the historic Carriage Town Neighborhood Square. It’s also a great opportunity to build our community connecting those who like to ride on two wheels!”
“We’re excited to acknowledge the strong cycling culture that continues to grow throughout Flint and Genesee County,” said Theresa Roach, the Active Communities Manager at the Crim Fitness Foundation. “Whether people ride bicycles for fun or as a primary mode of transportation, the number of riders is increasing. We’re eager to encourage cycling as a sustainable and effective way for people to get around, to have fun and be active. It’s also important to stress the need for increased awareness of the presence of cyclists on the road, and the imperative for drivers to share the road.”
With a registration fee of just $15, Flint Cycle Fest is designed to welcome riders from everywhere of all ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, and interests. Volunteer riders, maps, and signage will guide riders along a pre-determined course that will have traffic support from local public safety officials.
For more information on the Flint Cycle Fest and to register, visit www.crimraces.org.
The Crim Fitness Foundation cultivates accessible, vibrant communities in Flint and Genesee County that encourage people to lead healthy lifestyles by integrating physical activity, healthy eating, and mindfulness into their daily lives and mentors other communities to do the same. The Crim uses events, programs, and policy, systems, and environmental changes to transform the community. Year-round programs include races and events, training programs, mindfulness training for youth and adults, community gardens, nutrition education, and advocacy. In addition, the Crim serves as the lead agency of Flint’s Community Education Initiative.