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Friday, Jul 25, 2014

St. Pete mayor opts for pedal power


Wearing shorts and a T-shirt with the city’s new “The Sun Shines Here” slogan, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman made his Friday commute to City Hall on two wheels to mark National Bike to Work Week.

The mayor and a group of about 20 cyclists rode the Pinellas Trail from the Historic Train Station at 22nd Street and Fifth Avenue South, a trip of about 2 miles.

Bike to Work Week is part of National Bike Month, which is organized by the League of American Bicyclists. It reports that the number of Americans who commute by bicycle rose 47 percent between 2000 and 2011.