Those who have a passion for cycling are encourage to come out to Alpharetta High School on Saturday for the Alpharetta's Cycling Celebration.
Between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., members of the 5-hour ENERGY® presented by Kenda Racing Team will be on hand for the event at the school. The event will include a meet and greet with professional cyclists, a presentation on safe cycling practices and a bike rodeo for children.
Bicycle helmets will be given to toddlers to 12-year-olds while supplies lasts. Along with food and drinks, other prizes will also be available to the pubic.
The cycling celebration event is part of the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety’s Bicycle Safety Campaign, which is made possible by a grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.
The department "recognizes the increasing participation in cycling throughout the city, and is using this grant program as an opportunity to educate cyclists, drivers, and law enforcement officers alike to ensure that safety is the main focus of all users of the roadway," the city said in a news release.
Members of Bike Alpharetta, a local advocacy organization, will also perform helmet fittings and provide residents with safety information.
The 5-hour ENERGY® team is the only professional, continental men’s cycling team based in Georgia. It is owned and operated by Dahlonega-based On the Rivet Management LLC.
Two team members expected to participate in Saturday's event are Bobby Sweeting of Asheville, North Carolina, who finished 6th overall the Tour of Alberta, and Christian Parrett of Macon, who was part of the team’s third place finish at Tour of the Gila in New Mexico in May.