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Mayor's Elk Grove bike ride promotes cycling

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  • Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson leads cyclists around the village Saturday on a ride to promote cycling.  The ride was run by the Friends of Cycling in Elk Grove.

       Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson leads cyclists around the village Saturday on a ride to promote cycling. The ride was run by the Friends of Cycling in Elk Grove.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Vince Leone of Village CycleSports makes minor adjustments to bikes for those wanting their bikes checked Saturday before the start of the Ride with the Mayor event in Elk Grove Village.

       Vince Leone of Village CycleSports makes minor adjustments to bikes for those wanting their bikes checked Saturday before the start of the Ride with the Mayor event in Elk Grove Village.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • State Rep. Marty Moylan and Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson talk before leading cyclists around Elk Grove Village Saturday to encourage cycling.

       State Rep. Marty Moylan and Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson talk before leading cyclists around Elk Grove Village Saturday to encourage cycling.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Cyclists participate in the annual Ride with the Mayor event Saturday in Elk Grove Village, heading out on the five-mile ride to help encourage biking in the village.

       Cyclists participate in the annual Ride with the Mayor event Saturday in Elk Grove Village, heading out on the five-mile ride to help encourage biking in the village.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

 
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Cyclists took a five-mile spin around Elk Grove Village Saturday as part of the annual Bike with the Mayor event.

Mayor Craig B. Johnson led the ride, which started and ended at the Elk Grove Historical Museum parking lot.

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The day also included refreshments, crafts and games.

The free event was organized by the Friends of Cycling in Elk Grove with assistance from the Elk Grove Park District.

The cycling group is working to promote and improve cycling in Elk Grove Village. More informaiton is at www.egvbikes.org or email egvbikes@gmail.com.

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