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Amarilloans of all ages cycled with Mayor Debra McCartt at Monday’s “Move with the Mayor” bike ride. The 15-mile moderately paced bike ride began June 25, 2007 at 6:30 p.m. at Gander Mountain, 10300 W. Interstate 40. Riders headed west on the Interstate 40 access road to Bushland Road, then turned onto the I-40 east access road and meet back at Gander Mountain.
The “Move with the Mayor,” program featured a question and answer session after the event. “This is one way we can encourage fitness in our city,” McCartt said. “And, in addition, we can open up the lines of communication and make it easier for the community to have their city questions and concerns heard.”
The 85 participants consisted of ride leaders from the Old Tascosa Cycling Club, cycling enthusiasts, and the general public interested in their city’s activities and responsibilities. One rider expressed that she just wanted to be able to say that she went on a bike ride with the Mayor. Whatever the reason, McCartt was delighted to see the overwhelming turn out for the event, and encouraged everyone to continue the healthy, safe, and friendly lifestyle.