‘Bike to Lunch’ event held for Food Truck Friday

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — Living life on two wheels instead of four was the focus of an event in downtown Jackson Friday.

The typical Food Truck Friday crowd was more mobile Friday. Alongside the food carts, there were bikes.

The “Bike to Lunch” event is designed to encourage the people of Jackson to try something a little different.

“Making bikeable communities is all about livability and quality of life,” Melody Moody said, executive director of Bike Walk Mississippi.  “And part of that is health and part of that is transportation, and part of that is just connecting with each other and being able to get from Point A to Point B.”

Although it was a light turnout, those that did make the trip on two wheels, four or simply walked to Smith Park, got to listen to music. The city hopes all of this will mean more business for the food truck owners and the downtown area.

“Stimulate traffic downtown and totally utilize the city park and two, to support the food truck industry, the growing food truck industry here in Mississippi,” Theresa Kennedy said, Quality of Life Program Manager with the Greater Jackson Arts Council.


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