Pedal for the Planet – September 8, 2018

Pedal for the Planet Fredericksburg was held on Saturday September 8th, 2018.  It was a family-friendly walk or 5 K bike ride from Old Mill Park around the Fredericksburg’s River Trail and Canal Path.  The event was designed to raise awareness about Fossil Free Fredericksburg:  An initiative to build community support for a City Counsel Resolution to pledge to ensure all electric power supplied to the city come from 100% renewable energy by 2050.  Local speakers consisted of religious leaders, college and high school students.  Their words raised awareness of global warming and the need to support renewable energy.  After the talks, people decorated their bikes, made fossil free-related signs and headed out on the march through the community.