Doña Ana County

COUNTY WORKERS BAND TOGETHER FOR ‘BIKE TO WORK DAY’

COUNTY WORKERS BAND TOGETHER FOR ‘BIKE TO WORK DAY’

 

            A cadre of Doña Ana County bicycle enthusiasts will roll in to work together on Friday, May 19, to mark ‘Bike to Work Day,’ as proclaimed May 9 by the Doña Ana County Board of Commissioners.

            The cyclists will stage beginning at 7:30 a.m. in the parking lot just west of Western Heritage Bank at the corner of Amador Avenue and Alameda Street in downtown Las Cruces.

            The staging area was chosen for its proximity to the Las Cruces bus hub, where workers who reside in El Paso will arrive around 7:45 with their bicycles strapped to the bus they ride.

            At approximately 7:50 a.m., the group will set out westward on Amador Avenue to Motel Boulevard, where they’ll turn northbound to the Doña Ana County Government Center.

            “This is the first time we’ve ever tried to put together a group ride for ‘Bike to Work Day,’” said Doña Ana County Codes Supervisor MaryLou Ward, an avid bicyclist. “We encourage all riders who want to join us to wear their helmets and exercise caution along the route. We ask that motorists respect our space on the road and give us ample berth for safety reasons.”

            All Doña Ana County employees are encouraged to participate in the ride.

            Doña Ana County Manager Chuck McMahon said he is supportive of the ride and will have someone from the management team greet the cyclists when they arrive at the building. He also said he is grateful to Western Heritage Bank for allowing the event to be staged in the bank parking lot.

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Reporters seeking more information or interviews may call county Public Information Director Jess Williams at (575) 525-5801.