May 12-18 was National Bike Week, and Friday, May 16, 2014 was National Bike to Work Day. In Bridgeport, Connecticut, IDEAS leaders teamed up with local entities to celebrate their passion for bikes.

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IDEAS Leaders John Wilkins (left) and John DeRosa (right) talk with Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch about placing bike racks in front of local businesses and the City of Bridgeport Government Center.

In the morning, IDEAS leaders, community leaders, and Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch met up at the Beardsley Zoo to bike down to the Margaret E. Morton Government Center for bagels and coffee before work. The group stopped at Knowlton Park, Bridgeport’s newly restored waterfront park, to discuss the important of watershed management. Once the group got to Government Center, they decided to go the Seaside Park and then back, rounding out the whole trip at about 10 miles. The event highlighted the importance of bike infrastructure in Bridgeport and built momentum onto the growing bike movement.

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Community leaders and IDEAS leaders at Knowlton Park.


– Jacob D Robison,┬áNortheastern Regional Director