ROSWELL CYCLING FESTIVAL IN APRIL
The Roswell Cycling Festival presented by Roswell Bicycles returns for a 16th year, April 22-30, with a series of family-friendly events in Historic Roswell and several area parks. Many of the events are free for participants or spectators. The two anchor events of the festival, Bike Roswell! Mayor’s Ride and the Hennessy Historic Roswell Criterium benefiting Bike Roswell!, take place on Sunday, April 30. Online registration is open for these two signature events at roswellcyclingfestival.com.
“Over 16 years, the Roswell Cycling Festival has solidified itself as a springtime tradition in Historic Roswell. It brings together people of all ages, on tricycles and bicycles, and provides a platform to introduce our great businesses and restaurants in Roswell to many visitors. Bike Roswell! members have done a great job in not only promoting our city, but promoting safe cycling and family fun,” said Roswell Mayor Jere Wood, who inspired a local bicycle club in 2002 to host the inaugural event.
Roswell Bicycles, which has supported the event every year since 2002, will serve as the presenting sponsor for the weeklong festival. Bike Roswell!, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization promoting safe cycling, manages all events for the festival. It is also the beneficiary of the Mayor’s Ride, which has become the largest fundraiser of the year for Bike Roswell!.
Mayor Wood will lead hundreds of recreational cyclists from Roswell Area Park for the 14th annual Bike Roswell! Mayor’s Ride this year. This fully-supported event offers ride routes of six miles to 64 miles for people of all ages and abilities. Early registration is available through March 31 and ranges from $10 to $35. The standard registration fee for 18, 42 and 64-mile routes will be $45 through April 29, and $55 day-of rides. Online registration is available at www.bikeroswell.com/rides-maps/mayorsride.