Cycle in the City

County Executive J. Ryan McMahon, II announced the start of the annual “Cycle in the City” program which offers free group bike rides. Starting Sunday, May 19th at 9:00AM, people are encouraged to meet at Jefferson Street in Armory Square at the Creekwalk Trail Head to participate. Onondaga County, The Onondaga County Health Department, the City of Syracuse and several community partners will be offering
both 10 and 20-mile group bicycle rides one Sunday each month from May to October 2019. County Executive, Ryan McMahon supports this program and explained, “This is a great event and a sure sign that warmer weather is here to stay! Cycle in the City provides a great opportunity to see the sights of our community, engage in physical activity, and enjoy the comradery of others.” Upcoming dates for the Sunday bicycle rides are: June 16, July 14, August 11, September 8, and October 6. All rides will begin at 9:00 am at Jefferson Street in Armory Square at the Creekwalk Trail Head with a different city bicycle route each month. Riders must be 12 years old or older to participate and helmets are required for every rider. Rides are free and pre-registration is NOT required! Riding a bicycle is good for your health! People who ride bicycles regularly for either transportation or recreation may have reduced rates of disease and increased cardiovascular fitness. Biking is also an activity that is environmentally friendly, utilizes no fuel, and creates no air or noise pollution.Come join the fun and get fit too! For more information, or to view the bicycle routes that will be offered, contact the Onondaga County Health Department at 315-435-3280 or visit

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