Ald. Nik Kovac
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Cyclists, city officials gearing up for seventh annual Riverwest 24

Riverwest 24 Starts tonight -- News release from Alds. Kovac and Coggs

By - Jul 25th, 2014 03:39 pm

More than just a cycle race, the Riverwest 24, which starts tonight at 7:00 p.m., will pit proud Milwaukeeans against a 24-hour endurance course filled with block parties, obstacles, puzzles and entertaining spectacle.

Now in its seventh year, the Riverwest 24 continues to grow in profile and popularity, said 3rd District Alderman Nik Kovac, a representative of the area and a regular participant. Riders earn points in a course of block parties, slalomed bike paths and river bridges, as well as an array of bonus checkpoints that test their creativity, community and commitment.

“Whether you’re on a bike, part of the crowd or a Riverwest resident, being part of the Riverwest 24 is an absolute thrill,” Alderman Kovac said. “It’s really a celebration of all the things that make Riverwest a great, safe place to live.”

“It takes a lot of energy and commitment to get this event off the ground,” said 6th District Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, who also represents a portion of the area. “The Riverwest 24 is a display of cooperation and enthusiasm of which Milwaukee can be very proud.”

Alderman Kovac will once again be part of a team representing City Hall, the “City Haulers,” consisting also of Matt Howard from the Office of Environmental Sustainability and Jeff Polenske, Patrick Hartmann, Mike Loughran and Commissioner Ghassan Korban from the Department of Public Works

The event begins tonight, July 25 at 7:00 p.m. at the starting line in the 2600 block of N. Pierce St., and riders will tackle the 4.6-mile course any way they’d like to earn points at check stations. The public is encouraged to join the celebration, which runs through 7:00 p.m. Saturday.

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