Salt Lake mayors ride bikes to work

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SALT LAKE CITY -- Hundreds of people left their cars in the garage Tuesday and rode their bikes to work instead.

Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker and Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon kicked off the annual Bike to Work Day at the northeast corner of Liberty Park around 7:15 a.m. The pair rode their bikes all the way to the county government center at 2100 S. State Street.

"It's a great way to go," said Becker. "It obviously saves a lot of energy, saves a lot of money, improves your health."

City officials hope the day will convince others to ride their bikes more often for their personal health and the environmental health of the city.

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