Bike event to close Canton in downtown Roswell

A new Bike Roswell event, “Roswell Moves! An Open Streets Event” will close Canton Street in the downtown historic district to motorized vehicles for much of the day April 29.

The City Council recently approved the closure, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., of a five-block stretch of Canton from Elizabeth Way to Woodstock Road.

Activities will include a kids’ bike safety rodeo, “touch a truck,” scavenger hunts, history tours, yoga, fitness classes and walking, running, bicycling, roller skating and skateboarding. Live music will be presented at two stages, and local restaurants and shops will be open.

Roswell Moves replaces the Historic Roswell Criterium, but one of its anchor events – the Mayor's Ride, with rides of 18, 42 and 64 miles – will continue this year. Early registration for the fundraiser is available online, with a discounted fee of $35 per rider through March 31.