Baton Rouge bicycling community to hand out community involvement awards

Baton Rouge bicycling community to hand out community involvement awards
Free bike parking at Baton Rouge Earth Day 2016. (Source: WAFB)
Free bike parking at Baton Rouge Earth Day 2016. (Source: WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Baton Rouge bikers announced Wednesday recipients of awards recognizing those who make biking and walking in the capitol city a safe and fun experience.

The Mike Bitton Awards, named after a former LSU student who advocates for bicycle safety and awareness after being involved in a hit-and-run incident that left him with life threatening injuries.

David Cano of Iron Works LLC will be awarded the Bike Friendly Business award for installing bike racks in Baton Rouge. Giles Morin, of the City of Baton Rouge Planning Commission, will get the Bike Friendly Ambassador Award for his support of biking projects in the city. Juan Cruz, of Cultural Dynamics, who will receive the Bike Friendly Professional Award for his work in supporting bicycling and walking projects amongst minorities thanks due in part to his work in the Gardere Project; and Beaux Jones, former president of Bike Baton Rouge, will be awarded the Mike Bitton Award for his work in Bike Baton Rouge and biking and walking communities around the state.

The award ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27th at the Firehouse Gallery at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge on 427 Laurel Street.

The general public is invited. For more information, visit www.BikeBR.com

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