Friday, August 22, 2008

Akron Bike Week kicks off today

The first Akron Bike Week kicks off today with Bike To Work Day and goes through Saturday, August 30. At Century Cycles, we're particularly proud to be providing the top prizes for the University Park Bicycle Scavenger Hunt on Sunday, August 24 ($100, $50, and $25 Century Cycles gift certificates) and to have our Century Cycles Night Ride on the Towpath Trail on Friday, August 29, be part of the week's festivities.

Click here for more information and a complete schedule -- and enjoy the celebration of everything bicycle!

In other Akron news from today's The Plain Dealer:
Akron will unveil the newest link on the Ohio Erie Canal Towpath at 11:00 a.m. today next to the Inner Belt at Quaker and Ash streets. Bicyclists and hikers will eventually be able to travel from downtown Akron to the Flats on the Towpath. This section boasts a 270-foot bridge over Ohio 59. Later phases will be completed next year and will connect to Barberton. So far more than 73 miles on the more than 100-mile-long trail are done.

The dedication of that bridge is part of Akron Bike Week, with lots of music, food, and festivities planned for the ribbon-cutting. A good reason to cut out early from work on a summer Friday if there ever was one!

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