Butler Returns To DC

Two-Time NBA All-Star Caron Butler, former Washington Wizard and current Dallas Mavericks forward, was back in Washington, DC this morning, not for an NBA matchup, but to promote cycling nationwide and to announce a partnership between Caron Butler's Bike Brigade and the League of American Bicyclists.

Butler cycled side-by-side with the Crown Prince of Denmark Frederik André Henrik Christian, the Ambassador of DenmarkFriis Arne Petersen, Congressman Jim Oberstar (D-MN) and Congressman Tom Petri (R-WI) on a ride through Washington, D.C., as the group headed down Pennsylvania Avenue's new bike lanes, circled the Lincoln Memorial and finished in front of the Capitol building.

Butler also does his annual Bike Brigade in Racine, Wisconsin (his home town) and will be giving away 500 or 600 bikes on July 10th. It will be the sixth annual Bike Brigade to bring cycling awareness to inner city youth and youth in general about riding and staying fit.

"Today's bike ride is something I will remember for a long time", said Butler.

"Riding alongside the Crown Prince and forming this new partnership with the League of American Bicyclists was a great experience. I am happy to be back in Washington and to be part of the community again. I think it's a great thing and with this partnership, I look forward to doing a lot of beautiful things in the future."