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Pedal Pusher

We lob softball questions at the mayor while he rides a bike.

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Flanked by two bike-mounted police officers and trailed by his ubiquitous black SUV, Mayor Dwight Jones commemorates national Bike to Work Day on Friday by leading a group of about 80 cyclists on a leisurely ride from Monroe Park to City Hall.

Style Weekly approaches Jones for an interview as he pedals down East Marshall: Does Jones ride his bicycle often? (No.) What can city cyclists expect from his administration? (Great things.) Is he happy with the city budget? (Yes.) Does he think the $400,000 the city spends annually on his security detail is a justifiable expense? (Won't say.)

The questions may be softballs and the answers may be jumbled and barely audible, but we're pretty sure it's the only time you're likely to see Jones grant an interview to the press while he's riding a bike. So savor it.

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