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Tuesday, June 14, 2016
DuPage County Officials Participate in Bike to Work Week
In an effort to promote a healthy lifestyle and clean environment, DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin, county employees and several community bicycle enthusiasts rode their bikes to work Tuesday in honor of Bike to Work Week.
“We are fortunate to have an abundance of forest preserves and biking trails in DuPage County that have a positive impact on our quality of life,” Cronin said. “Not only is bicycling good for our bodies and the environment, but it provides a unique opportunity to explore our community.”
The DuPage and City of Elmhurst officials biked from Elmhurst to the DuPage County Government Complex in Wheaton. They were joined members of bicycle groups and environmental organizations.
DuPage County has 500 miles of bikeways and trails suitable for bicycle travel. The county website features software that allows bicyclists to map the safest route between two destinations with point-by-point directions. Go Bike software and other electronic mapping resources can be accessed at www.dupageco.org/bikeways/.