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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Today was Bike to City Hall Day in Dallas and a number of city council members grabbed their helmets, pedaled out and joined bike enthusiasts to show support for the growing cycling movement.

The annual Bike to City Hall event has given cyclists across Dallas a voice. Biking enthusiasts say the event also gives them an opportunity to let council members see their vision.

“Showing up at 7 a.m. in the morning gives us further notice that they [city leaders] are truly serious about promoting and initiating the projects that we want,” said Jonathon Braddick, president of Dallas Bike Coalition. “Now we’re at this point where we’re maturing as a bicycle friendly city.”

Braddick says the morning ride was to support the effort to improve biking conditions across Dallas.

Officials say there’s already 45 miles of biking trails across Dallas, that’s more than four times the amount as last year. The focus now is to increase the number of buffered bike lanes — those separated from traffic by paint lines or curbs — and to have 100 miles of bike trails across Dallas within the next three years.

Wednesday’s cycling event began at the Main Street Garden and ended at City Hall.

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