Cyclists invited to take in the sights of downtown Las Vegas to support safety awareness June 1; Event is free and open to the public

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 9, 2013
MEDIA CONTACTS:
Angela Castro, RTC, (702) 676-1552 office, (702) 578-4876 cell
Amber Stidham, RTC, (702) 676-1571 office, (702) 499-2114 cell

 CALENDAR LISTING

Registration opens for recreational 3-foot-law awareness bike ride 

LAS VEGAS – Cyclists of all skill levels are invited to take in the sights of downtown Las Vegas as they travel together in this 6-mile ride to promote Nevada’s 3-foot-law and to enhance bicycle safety for motorists and cyclists. The ride will take place on June 1 at 8 a.m. and will include prizes, music and safety marshals.

This recreational ride is free, open to the public and ample parking is available at the start/departure site. The first 200 riders that arrive to the event site will receive a free 3-foot-law awareness t-shirt.

Registration can be made online at: rtcsnv.com/cycling.

WHAT:         
3-Foot Law Awareness Bike Ride

WHO:            
This ride is presented by nearly 20 local government entities, cycling coalitions and safety groups, including the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC).

WHEN:         
Saturday, June 1 from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m.
*Arrival time and onsite registration begins at 7 a.m.

WHERE:       
Ride starts and ends at the RTC Administrative building, parking lot
600 S. Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89106 (Ride Map

VISUAL:       
Ride marshals will have 3-foot markers adhered to handlebars to display safe, legal distance between motorists and cyclists. Bicycle law enforcement officers from varying jurisdictions and local cycling coalitions and groups will be present in the ride.

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