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New Rochelle: Four-Mile 'Green' Bike Ride

Habitat for Humanity of Westchester is rolling out its bikes in preparation for its four-mile bike-a-thon from New Rochelle to Eastchester. The event is being held at 10 a.m. on Saturday in front of Habitat’s office at  524 Main Street, New Rochelle.

Its director, James Killoran, says the bike ride promotes a greener, less wasteful means of transportation. “At a time when gas keeps going up, it makes economic sense,” said Killoran, who wants to see more bike lanes throughout Westchester. “Can’t we do this here in one of the wealthiest counties in the world?”

Killoran has campaigned for bike lanes in the past, and just recently launched a Facebook page promoting bicycling throughout Westchester County. “In a city that calls itself green, there’s not one bike lane,” said Killoran about New Rochelle.

Alex Kowalczuk is a student from Scarsdale who is attending tomorrow’s two-tired sojourn. “It will be good to raise awareness about green transportation,” said Kowalczuk, who helped coordinate the bike ride. In the past, Kowalczuk worked with Habitat for Humanity of Westchester to install two bike racks in the city center.

The forecast calls for rain tomorrow, so bring a jacket, and bring your enthusiasm for a morning of athleticism. Meet Habitat for Humanity’s Director, Jim Killoran, who will be biking. Attendance is free, and all are welcome to join.

The event is posted on The Daily New Rochelle’s calendar. More information can be obtained by calling Jim Killoran at 914-403-4821.

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