Columbus residents encouraged to ‘Bike to Work’

May 16-20th is National Bike to Work Week. Columbus officials are encouraging residents to bike to work as much as possible throughout the week.

People who live and work in Columbus are invited to bike to work with Mayor Jim Lienhoop on Friday. That ride is scheduled to begin at North Christian Church and continue to downtown. City officials say that riders should meet at the Sycamore Street side at 7:10 a.m. The ride is scheduled to begin at 7:15 a.m.

Other groups will be riding from the following locations:

• Westside of Columbus (meet on the People Trail at State Road 46 West and Goeller Blvd.)
• Blackwell Park/Parkside Area (meet in the parking lot west of the soccer fields)
• Donner Park (meet at the Shelter house) – this group will go to Columbus Regional Health
• The Haw Creek Trail – riding to downtown
• Eastside Community Center – riding to downtown.

All groups will depart at 7:15 a.m.

Organizers say that a light breakfast will be provided by CAMPO and the City of Columbus to bicyclists from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the Cummins Irwin Conference Center Plaza on Fifth Street. For those riders who don’t work downtown and/or employees of Columbus Regional Health, a light breakfast will be provided at Columbus Regional Hospital on the patio outside the cafeteria.

For more on this event, along with a map of routes, visit