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Get on your bikes and ride
Mayor Tom Tomzak read a proclamation tonight making Friday "Bike-to-Work Day," when folks are supposed to leave their cars at home and ride their bikes to work. (If you are tapering for the Marine Corps Historic Half, you might get a free pass, but I’d ask the mayor.)
Councilman George Solley apparently noticed that the mayor had a smile on his face when he read the proclamation (You know, that look that says, "Yeah, right, like this is going to happen."), and he called him out on it.
"I simply wanted to point out that, one, the use of bikes around the city is becoming more common," Solley said. "And I would urge that the city staff and this body set the example this Friday and get on their bicycles and ride to work."
"I am sure you will lead the way, sir," he said to Tomzak.
"I will certainly try, but I’ve got five different places to go that day," Tomzak said.
So if you see Tomzak or Solley in cars on Friday, be sure to give them a funny look. But try to do it from your bike.
(I am giving myself a free pass, too, though, because biking on Gordon Road in Spotsylvania is just asking for a trip to the emergency room.)