Auburn University to hold official opening of bike path with ribbon-cutting ceremony and bike rides

AUBURN – Auburn University will celebrate the official opening of its recently completed bike path with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 8:30 a.m. at South Donahue Drive and Woodfield Drive by the solar house. The event is a collaboration of Auburn University and the City of Auburn.

This summer, Auburn completed the campus’s first dedicated off-road multi-use path, extending from South College Street to Samford Avenue along Donahue Drive. The construction of the path is part of the university’s master plan to transform Auburn into a greener and healthier pedestrian- and bike-friendly campus.

Following the ribbon cutting there will be a 9 a.m. five-mile fun ride, and, for the more experienced riders, the annual Chris Hinds Memorial Ride organized by Friends of Chris Hinds and the Auburn Flyers. Food and snacks will be provided for those who attend the ceremony and for those who take part in the rides. Aubie and other special guests will visit the event.

There will be drinks and snacks for everyone at the ceremony and those who take part in the rides.

Registration for the Chris Hinds Memorial Ride is from 7:30 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. prior to the 9 a.m. event on Oct. 25. The fee for this ride is $30 with proceeds going to Auburn Flyers and Storybook Farm. There is no charge to participate in the five-mile fun ride.

For more information on the ribbon cutting ceremony and the free fun ride contact: Emma Mulvaney (334) 844-7777 (mulvaet@auburn.edu). For more information on the Chris Hinds Memorial Ride go to www.chrishindsride.com or email JC Gillespie at gillejc@mac.com.

Contact: Emma Mulvaney (334) 844-7777 (mulvaet@auburn.edu), or
Mike Clardy, (334) 844-9999 (clardch@auburn.edu)