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BIKE WEEK: Pedal To Lunch

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Metro business leaders tried to set an example by biking around downtown Tuesday for bike to work week.

Meredith CEO Steve Lacy invited other business leaders to join him for a ride to show them how easy it is to get around the city by bike.

The participants used the Bike Collective’s bike share program, known as B-Cycle.

All you have to do is pay a membership fee, which is offered for a day, a week, or one year. Then you can pick up a B-Cycle at one of six docking stations, ride it for an hour and then return it to the docking station.

Area business men and women rode to lunch Tuesday, where they talked about employee health and ways to improve it.

Wednesday evening there will be another bike week event, but this one will honor fallen riders.

The Ride of Silence starts at 7 p.m. at the Historical Society in the East Village. The slow-paced ride will honor cyclists who’ve been injured or killed while bicycling.

This is the 9th year Des Moines has hosted a Ride of Silence.

Across the nation, more than 300 cities are hosting similar events.