Egyptian cyclists take part in the "Moving Planet" day in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Sept. 23, 2011. The day billed as "a day to move beyond fossil fuels", is a rally happening in 150 countries all over the world on 23 and 24 September. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

(AP) -- A few hundred people in Seattle have joined citizens around the globe in rallying against fossil fuel use and in support of alternative means of transportation.

Some of the demonstrators arrived by bicycle, paddleboard and foot for the rally Saturday at Lake Union Park. Mayor Mike McGinn was one of those who showed up on bike.

He told the crowd that governments in the U.S. have been spending too much on highways and too little on .

Organizers say people in 700 U.S. cities took part in the rallies, including Bellingham and Olympia, as well as Portland, Ore., and Anchorage, Alaska.

In Colorado, a group of cyclists are riding 37 miles from Boulder to Denver to call for solutions to .