Transportation News

Transportation Department - Aug. 11, 2014

Cyclists of all ages are invited to enjoy live music, food, activities and car-free cycling on downtown streets as part of Cycling Fun Day, being held Saturday, Aug. 16, in conjunction with the conclusion of the Solar Bear Bike Ride for Cancer Services.

A loop bounded by Poplar, Spring, 4 ½ streets and Holly Avenue will be closed from noon to 3 p.m. for car-free cycling, skating and walking. Inside the loop, Fourth Street will be closed for exhibits and activities, including music, a scavenger hunt with prizes sponsored by Cancer Services, and a Kids’ Zone with a bike rodeo, helmet fittings and other activities.

The Winston-Salem Journal is sponsoring free live music and food for all participants who register for Cycling Fun Day activities. Registration tables will be set up near the intersections of Fourth and Spruce, and Fourth and Spring, streets.

That morning, cyclists can participate in 55- or 10-mile bike rides to show their support for Cancer Services. The 55-mile ride begins at 9 a.m. and will depart from the Winston-Salem Journal parking lot at Fifth and Spruce streets. The 10-mile ride begins at 10:30 a.m. and will depart from Café Prada at the corner of Fourth and Broad streets.

In case of bad weather, call 703-3110 for information.

Cycling Fun Day is sponsored by the Winston-Salem Bicycle & Pedestrian Program, Cancer Services Inc., the Winston-Salem Journal, the Forsyth County Public Health Department and Novant Health. A map and more information is available at, or call CityLink 311.

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