Bicycle and Pedestrian Supporters Hold Day at the Capitol

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JEFFERSON CITY - Citizens from around Missouri gathered Monday at the State Capitol to promote bicycling and walking.

The Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation (MoBikeFed) held its sixth annual Bicycle and Pedestrian Awards presentation. The event celebrated the progress Missouri has been making in order to make the state more walking, bicycling, and trail friendly.

MoBikeFed has worked with other organizations to create support for three major bike/pedestrian bridges across the Missouri River. It has also organized the largest delegation ever to the National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C. MoBikeFed teaches bicycle education and safety classes throughout Missouri.

The award ceremony at the capitol recognized those who have made a significant contribution for bicycling in Missouri. Along with the awards, people were encouraged to talk to legislators about issues involving safety.

Not only could citizens talk with legislators, but they could also ride with them. Supporters and lawmakers rode from the capitol to the Katy Trail. Legislators emphasized this event creates an important awareness for health and safety.