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4:21 PM Tue, Sept. 25th

Prescott College endorses local 'bicycle ambassadors'

PRESCOTT - Prescott College has become involved in the local effort to send "bicycle ambassadors" to the international Velo-city conference in Canada this summer.

According to a news release from bicycle advocacy organization One Street, local ambassadors who attend the conference will have the endorsement of Prescott College.

The conference, which annually brings together bicycle experts from around the world, will take place from June 26-29 in Vancouver, B.C.

One Street, which is based in Prescott, currently is raising the money for community advocates and Prescott College students to attend the conference.

"These bicycle ambassadors will be charged with bringing back the latest project and policy innovations from around the world to help transform Prescott into a bicycling city," stated the One Street news release.

Kristen Woolever, the president of Prescott College, added, "Prescott College is proud to endorse a project that speaks directly to caring for our environment and improving our population's physical fitness. Making our cities and towns bicycle friendly is a major step forward."

After local representatives attended last year's Velo-city conference, Sue Knaup, executive director of One Street, said the group decided to make local attendance at the conference an ongoing program.

"Connecting local bicycle advocates with their peers from around the world fits our mission perfectly," Knaup said.

One Street's "City to Velo-city" program is setting the stage for a fundraising event during the last week in April, although the details have yet to be announced, according to the news release.

Those who wish to donate directly to the program may go to One Street's website at www.onestreet.org, and click on "donate now."