This morning at around 9:45 a.m. an eclectic group of bicycle advocates rode together down Pennsylvania Avenue, to check out the new bike lanes, and down to the Lincoln memorial and back. The League hosted the ride with the Crown Prince of Denmark Frederik André Henrik Christian, the Ambassador of Denmark Friis Arne Petersen, and special guests including two-time NBA all-star Caron Butler, Chairman Jim Oberstar (D-MN), and Congressman Tom Petri (R-WI). The purpose of the ride was to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Danish Embassy and to get the word out about the importance of getting kids on bikes.
The League announced our partnership with Butler at the media spot. Butler is the founder of the Caron Butler Bike Brigade which has given more than 2,500 bikes to kids who are in need. The League will incorporate kid bike education with Butlers program.
Also, a big thank you to Specialized for providing the bikes!
Check out pictures of the monumental ride.
League Director of Communications
Cahill joined the League in December 2008 and has a BA in Media Communications with a concentration in Italian Studies from the College of Charleston.