Miamisburg picked to host 2019 Miami Valley Cycling Summit

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Miamisburg picked to host 2019 Miami Valley Cycling Summit

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Miamisburg annually holds the Tour d’Burg bicycle race on its downtown streets. The city will host the Miami Valley Cycling Summit next spring. FILE PHOTO

The Miami Valley Cycling Summit will be held in Miamisburg next year.

The summit coordinated by Bike Miami Valley aims to use the power of cycling to drive economic development in communities throughout the region.

The 2019 event is set for May 10 at Memorial Auditorium in Miamisburg. The summit, held every two years, was at Wright State University in 2017.

The city is part of the Great Miami River trail route and it annually holds the Tour d’Burg bicycle races in downtown Miamisburg. In 2016, it was selected as a stop on the Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure.

Miamisburg has also implemented a Bike Friendly Business program in the city’s downtown district in which more than 20 businesses participate by offering parking, water and restroom access to bicyclists.

Last month, the city was awarded honorable mention status in the League of American Bicyclists’ Bicycle Friendly Communities program. It is the first time Miamisburg has been recognized in the program.

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