Lynchburg, VA - The Lynchburg Area Bike Week kicks off next week. Mayor Joan Foster got a head start Saturday. She hosted a bike ride at Riverfront Park downtown.
About 10 people came out for the challenge.It's a way to promote using bicycles instead of cars.
The week also fits into the mayor's challenge..for the city to lose 12-thousand pounds in 20-12.
Joan Foster, Lynchburg Mayor--"What a sense of community and as we're developing and as we have our trail system and our park system, these are things that the taxpayers' money pays for, and it's free. Come out and enjoy, every day, a par or a bike lane or our Blackwater Creek.
There's also a challenge next week for Lynchburg residents to ride your bike to work.
It's called the Clean Commute Challenge. For more information about bike week go here: http://region2000.org/bike-week-page.html