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Next week is Bike Week in Rochester

Posted at: 05/09/2013 11:47 AM
Updated at: 05/09/2013 12:37 PM

The rain Thursday morning did not force the cancellation of an event at the Rochester Public Market when Deputy Mayor Leonard Redon and City Engineer Jim McIntosh rode in to proclaim next week as Bike Week.

Rochester has a Bicycle Master Plan but since it was completed, the city has installed 16 miles of on-street bike lanes and another 28 miles should be installed this year. There are 30 miles of bike trails in the city and well over 100 bike racks.

News10NBC spoke with Deputy Mayor Redon about some of the benefits of using two wheels instead of four. “I walk or ride my bike just about everywhere I go downtown now. And I'm healthier, I'm losing weight, so I think it's a good thing for the area, for the city, it's good for us personally in terms of our health, so I feel great about it.”

Bike Week runs May 11 through May 19.