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Rotary going all out to promote cycling in Columbia/Adair Co.

ROTARY MAKING COLUMBIA/ADAIR CO. A HEALTHIER, SAFER PLACE: Rotary Club will be helping put safe bikes and bikers on the road. Dave Grigsby, Coach of Lindsey Wilson's Cycling team, America's premier cycling program will speak at the next Rotary meeting, September 26, 2011, at 5:30pmCT, at LWC's Cranmer Dining Center, 430 Helen Flatt DR, Columbia, KY. Diane and Gary Rose, founders of the Adair County cycling advocacy group,, will be present. Rotary will be raffling a bike at Columbia's Downtown Days, October 8, 2011. And the club is urging everyone to get involved by donating bicycles to the effort. -CM

By George Kolbenschlag

The Columbia Rotary Club is promoting bicycling and cycling safety as one of its community action programs. As part of that effort the club is seeking donations of no longer used but repairable bikes.

In addition to helping put safe bikes and bikers on the road, Rotary isactively working to put retired bicycles that have been sitting idle back in action with the present owner either peddling them or donating them to Rotary. Rotary members will make any necessary repairs and make the bikes available to bikeless Adair Countians. To help fund the program, the Club will be raffling some of the bikes at their booth at Columbias Downtown Days, Saturday, October 8, 2011.

The club's September 26, 2011 meeting, at 5:30pmCT, at Lindsey Wilson College's Cranmer Dining Center, 430 Helen Flatt DR, Columbia, KY, will promote cycling in the community. The guest speaker will be David Grigsby, Lindsey Wilson College's cycling coach.

Gary and Dianne Rose, founders of Bicycling Adair, an advocacy group which is promoting bicycling in Columbia and Adair County will also attend the meeting. The meeting starts with dinner in the dining center at 5:30pmCT. Guests are always welcome at the Rotary meetings.

In March, 2010, U. S. Secretary of Transportation Ray Hood said, "walking and bicycling foster safer, more livable, family-friendly communities; promote physical activity and health; and reduce vehicle emissions and fuel use." All good things that can make our county an even better place to live.

Check your garage and if theres a bike you are not using call or e-mail Rotary President Jerry Holt at 270-385-9213 or and a Rotarian will pick it up and put it back to work in our county.


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