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Bike Around the County

Erie County, PA
Program Year: 2019

When Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper was looking for an innovative way to connect citizens to county government, she found the solution in a familiar place: On two wheels. The County Executive, an avid cyclist, began planning an annual bike ride to and from rural or outlying areas of the county, as a way to highlight county programs and showcase the county’s assets. Not only have the rides become a popular annual event for local cyclists, they have served multiple purposes for the County Executive’s administration – serving to engage and inform the public, helping to create better policy making, and working to promote intergovernmental cooperation.

Ms. Kristin Bowers
Public Information Officer