Rapid City, S.D. – According to the city officials, tthe bike tour is open to the public and is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. with bikers riding the Leonard ‘Swanny’ Swanson Memorial Greenway Path.
City officials also announced that the tour will travel east from Founders Park to the Pennington County Fairgrounds and using the same route for return with a stop at the Black Hills Farmers Market.
Tour organizers may also include a side trip up Campbell Street to Omaha Street to showcase the recently-completed bike path extension to Western Dakota Technical College.
The project was funded utilizing Transportation Alternatives Grant funding.
May features a number of national recognitions focused on the importance of biking. The National Bike Challenge kicks off this month and continues through September.
This week – May 15-21 – is designated at National Bike to Work Week and Friday is National Bike to Work Day with the public encouraged to bike to work and recognize the health benefits, cost savings and overall efficiency of biking.