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Thursday fundraiser will help local bike advocates attend international conference

PRESCOTT - A fundraising event featuring bicycle games, a slide show, beer and wine specials, and a silent auction will take place this week to help bicycle ambassadors from Prescott attend an international bike advocacy convention.

A news release from the One Street organization notes that the event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at the Park Plaza Liquor & Deli on Goodwin Street.

The proceeds will go to help pay for the trip for three community leaders chosen to attend the annual Velo-city Global 2012 event in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from June 26 to 29.

Among the local representatives are Greg Hull and Tracy Kwit, staff members at Prescott Alternative Transportation (PAT), which focuses on the Safe Routes to Schools program; and Justin Devine, an Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University student who is an active PAT volunteer.

"All three are eager to rub elbows with high level officials from around the world, who are implementing cutting-edge designs to transform their cities into places where the most timid cyclists enjoy riding a bike," stated the One Street news release.

Organized by the European Cyclists' Federation, the annual Velo-city conference normally takes place in Europe. More than 1,000 delegates from 50 countries are expected to attend.

One Street is an international bicycle advocacy nonprofit organization based in Prescott.