*** Democratic National Convention Media Alert – Photo Opportunity ***

2008-08-23 07:00:00



Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper Leads 100 Cyclists Through Streets of Denver

                 to Launch Freewheelin Bike-sharing Program

                     Media: Please Join Us on the Ride!

DENVER, Aug. 23 /EMWNews/ -- WHAT: A 100-cyclist ride event with Mayor John Hickenlooper through the streets of Denver to kick off Freewheelin, the nation's largest bike-sharing program to date, debuting at the Democratic National Convention. Legislators, convention attendees and city residents are invited to kick up their kickstands and be one of the first to experience bike-sharing, the international social movement whereby bikes are situated at designated stations throughout cities for individuals to use for a specified amount of time. The three-mile ride will end at Sculpture Park where brunch will be served. WHEN: Sunday, August 24, 2008 11 a.m. - Participant arrival at Freewheelin warehouse (see address below) 11:30 a.m. - Ride event commences Parking is across the street from the warehouse (For participating media: shuttle buses will transport you back to the parking lot) WHERE: Freewheelin warehouse 4120 Brighton Blvd., Unit A-2 Denver, CO 80216 MORE: Through a unique partnership between Humana and Bikes Belong, the Freewheelin bike-sharing experience will be in Denver for the duration of the convention (Aug. 25-Aug. 28). The city will be outfitted with 1,000 bikes for free use during the convention week. Bikes can be accessed via the various bike stations that will be set up throughout the city. Riders will also be able to track miles ridden, personal carbon reduction and calories burned. VIDEO FEED INFORMATION: 15:30 - 16:00 ET AMC-15 K01 / 105 DEGREES WEST ANALOG DOWNLINK FREQ: 11720.0000 V CONTACT: Jennifer Thomas Doug Bennett O: 973-939-2848 C: 502-442-6671 C: 201-232-5783 jthomas@coynepr.com mailto:wcatan@coynepr.com Day of Event (Aug. 24): Lauren Ely LauraLee Munson C: 973-951-6814 C: 201-679-4042 lely@coynepr.com lmunson@coynepr.com
For more information or to register to be a part of the Freewheelin effort, please visit: http://www.freewheelinwaytogo.com

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