BIKE MONTH PROCLAMATION
WHEREAS, the bicycle is an economical, healthy, convenient, and environmentally sound form of transportation and an excellent tool for recreation and enjoyment of Warrensburg’s scenic beauty; and
WHEREAS, throughout the month of May, the residents of Warrensburg and its visitors will experience the joys of bicycling through educational programs, races, community events, charity events, or by simply getting out and going for a ride; and
WHEREAS, the City of Warrensburg’s road and trail system attracts bicyclists each year, providing economic health, transportation, tourism, and scenic benefits; and
WHEREAS, creating a bicycling-friendly community has been shown to improve citizen’s health, well-being, and quality of life, growing the economy of Warrensburg, attracting tourism dollars, improving traffic safety, supporting student learning outcomes, and reducing pollution, congestion, and wear and tear on our streets and roads; and
WHEREAS, the City of Warrensburg Pedestrian Bicycle Task Force, along with the League of American Bicyclists, schools, parks and recreation departments, police departments, public health districts, hospitals, companies, and civic groups, will be promoting bicycling during the month of May 2016; and
WHEREAS, these groups are promoting bicycle tourism year round to attract more visitors to enjoy our local restaurants, hotels, retail establishments, and cultural and scenic attractions; and
WHEREAS, these groups are also promoting greater public awareness of bicycle operation and safety education in an effort to reduce collisions, injuries, and fatalities and improve health and safety for everyone on the road.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, CASEY R. RENFROW, Mayor of the City of Warrensburg, Missouri, do hereby proclaim May 2016 as:
in the City of Warrensburg, Missouri, and I urge all residents to join me in this special observance.
Dated this 25th day of April, 2016.