Pictured left to right (above) are Eighth Ward Alderman Ann Rainey, former Ninth Ward Alderman Anjana Hansen, 18th District representative candidate Jeff Smith, Fourth Ward Alderman Donald Wilson, Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, Police Chief Richard Eddington, Fire Captain Greg Klaiber and Fire Chief Alan Berkowsky. Ms. Hansen and Alderman Rainey were co-chairs of Bike the Ridge.

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The chilly morning gave way to a bright, bright, bright sunny day for the second, and now likely annual, Bike the Ridge event on Oct. 4. Hundreds of bicyclists turned out to stroll, skate and, yes, bike all or part of the two-mile stretch of Ridge Avenue between Howard and Church streets. Closed to vehicular traffic, the year-old pavement of the street held few bumps and no discernible potholes. Volunteers at cross-streets allowed motorized traffic through during lulls in bicycle traffic.