Here’s why the mayor and council will bike through Boca’s downtown this weekend

Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie (far left) and the city council led a bike ride through the city’s downtown for Florida Bike Month 2016. (Contributed)

BOCA RATON — March is Florida Bike Month and to celebrate, the Mayor and City Council will lead a train of cyclists through Boca Raton’s downtown on Saturday morning.

The police-escorted bike ride will begin in front of the Mizner Park Amphitheater, at 590 Plaza Real, at 9 a.m. Cyclists will travel 2 miles through downtown Boca Raton and end back at the amphitheater.

The public is invited to join Mayor Susan Haynie and city council members in the bike tour.

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The bike ride ends with the Health and Wellness Expo — a free event that will include health screenings, cooking demonstrations and entertainment — at Mizner Park Amphitheater.

While National Bike Month is celebrated in May, Florida celebrates the month in March because of prime biking weather, according to the Florida Bicycle Association.