Mukilteo and Everett mayors finish friendly biking competition

Jun 06, 2018
Mukilteo Mayor Jennifer Gregerson

Throughout the month of May, Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin and Mukilteo Mayor Jennifer Gregerson celebrated Bike Month with a series of challenges and a competition to bike the most total miles. National Bike Month takes place every May and is an opportunity to recognize the many benefits of bicycle riding.

Franklin and Gregerson shared their cycling progress with community members each week through social media. It was a very close race as Mayor Franklin ended the month with 220 miles, and Mayor Gregerson finished with 214. Both mayors received a “Non-Motorized Mayor Award” for prioritizing biking as their mode of transportation.

“I had so much fun exploring my community by bike and meeting community members and city employees who are passionate about bicycling,” said Franklin, who attended a Bike Everywhere Day celebration on May 18 at the Everett Transit Station.

The mayors also completed a series of challenges that they encouraged the community to do as well. Each mayor rode to five different locations in their respective cities and posted a photo of themselves completing the challenge on Facebook.

“I am very happy that Mayor Franklin and I motivated others to get on two wheels during bike month,” said Gregerson. “I hope it continues all summer!”

Mukilteo is seeing great progress in making the city more bike and pedestrian friendly. They recently added the first bike lanes in over a decade to Harbour Pointe Boulevard. The city also looks forward to the opening of the Harbour Reach Corridor in 2020, which will connect their southernmost neighborhood with buffered bike lanes and sidewalks.

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