JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – A group of bicycle advocates and Missouri lawmakers will spend their Monday lunch break riding across the Missouri River along a new bicycle and pedestrian lane.

The Missouri Bicycle Federation’s annual ride with legislators will take a collection of 20 state and local officials from the Capitol in Jefferson City to the Katy Trail by way of the new lane on the U.S. 54 bridge.

The bike lane’s grand opening was held on Friday.

Speakers at Monday’s event include state parks director Bill Bryan and Jefferson City Council member Ron Medlin. Members of the general public are also invited. And a local pedicab company is offering free rides across the bridge from noon to 5 p.m. Monday for those not riding their own bikes.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press


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