INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Some Hoosiers left their cars at home Friday to participate inBike to Work Day.
Dozens of bicyclists traveled to Monument Circle where theyenjoyed free bike parking, breakfast and prizes.
Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard was among those who commutedto work by bike.
Even IndyCar driver Vitor Meira took time out as he prepares fora busy day at the track.
“I woke up and had a bunch of friends who were doing italready, friends from ZIPP, why not, it's better than, staying inbed doing nothing, so it's good and I was impressed with the amountof people here in downtown,” said Meira.
Organizers say the goal is to promote bicycle commuting as aviable mode of transportation.
Mayor Ballard says this is the first year Indianapolis has beendesignated a bicycle friendly city.
A travel advisory put in place for Wayne County has been extended.
Concerns from residents could prompt Columbus public safety officials to keep a closer watch on parts of the city.
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