ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) — While it may be several days until you can hit the bike trails again, Rochester cyclists got all they could handle Saturday afternoon at the 2019 Bike Summit.
‘We Bike Rochester’ hosted the event that featured several speakers, including Rochester Mayor Kim Norton. The summit brings people together to learn about the impacts of cycling in Rochester and the health benefits.
Following the summit, bikers in attendance took off to the trails, making their way from 125 Live to Little Thistle Brewing.
“We Bike Rochester” board members hope to continue making cycling more prominent around the area.
“The goal is to normalize bicycling, to not make it anything special, it’s just what you do. It’s just, whenever possible it’s your go to transportation and it’s not odd to see people dressed like we are today, unlocking their bikes and doing it, it’s just normal,” said Paul Claus, We Bike Rochester Board Member.
The group appreciates the improvements the city continues to make in keeping bikers safe, like opening up lanes and trails for getting around town.