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Bike/Walk Central Florida Newsletter #27 — June 17, 2011

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Bike/Walk Central Florida

First Friday Ride on July 1st,

6 – 7:30 p.m. at Loch Haven Park.

For details, see Recurring Rides, below.

News

Every Body Walk

Every Body Walk.org is a national nonprofit campaign with the goal of getting Americans out walking 30 minutes a day, five days a week.  They are focused on walkable, bike-able, and pedestrian friendly communities.  Learn more here:  http://www.youtube.com/everybodywalk

Hattaway on NPR

BWCF Board Member Billy Hattaway of VHB MillerSellen, a leading authority on Complete Streets and pedestrian safety, speaks with Tom Parkinson of Orlando NPR Affiliate WMFE-FM. Listen here. Hattaway was also featured as an expert on street design in a recent nationwide teletownhall moderated by Transportation4America – the folks who raised the issue by publishing Dangerous By Design – which ranked Central Florida’s major arterial roads — Colonial, 436, and 441 — as the most deadly in the nation.

Get Walking, Boomers

http://www.examiner.com/baby-boomer-in-orlando/walking-improve-and-enrich-your-life

For Women Only 

MoxxieBikeis a new cycling group for women in St. Pete. They have rides for just women, and rides for women with children (and pets).

Classes

Cycling Savvy

Tour of Orlando:  Saturday, June 18th.  8:30 a.m. – Noon. Starts at Central Florida Leadership Academy.

For more information, including directions, as well as dates and times of future classes, or to sign up, go to:  http://www.cyclingsavvy.com/.

Events

Save the Date

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s charity ride will be held on Sunday, Oct 9th, starting and ending at Lake SylvanPark in Sanford.  The three routes offered are 35, 65, or 100. Details at their website: http://orlando.cff.org/cycleforlife

The Chain Gang asks: Could you cycle cross-country in 9 days?

http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/sports_thechaingang/

Recurring Rides 

First Fridays: Take it to the streets bike ride to promote civility: 6 p.m. on the First Friday of each month. Check our Facebook Fan page for start locations.

UCF Bike Bus: Downtown Orlando to UCF, then UCF to Downtown Orlando. Follow bike bus in real time via GPS at http://commuteorlando.com/bikebus/

Ride With Steve: Beginner ride. Meet at Winter Garden Wheel Works in Downtown Winter Garden, 8 a.m., Saturdays. – Sponsored by Winter Garden Wheel Works  .

Pancake Rides: St. Johns Cycles has re-started its Pancake Rides. You start from the shop at 1732 Rinehart Road in Sanford at 8:00 a.m. for the 60-mile option or from Valentine Park in Orange City for the 30-mile option and pedal to DeLeon Springs State Park to enjoy breakfast at the Old Sugarmill Restaurant – this is the place where hot griddles sit in the middle of the tables – you’re brought a pitcher of pancake batter and you make your own.  You need to RSVP to st.johnscycles@yahoo.com.  Call 407-323-1550 for more information!

See our Calendar for other family rides:

www.bikewalkcentralflorida.org

S-Cargo farmers market rides featuring utility bikes and trailers

Ice Cream Socials: night rides through Downtown Orlando

Unless specifically designated as a trail ride, our rides take place on public streets. Headlights and red rear flashers are required for night rides. Helmets are encouraged, and are required for children under 16.

We observe all traffic laws and traffic signals.

Our rides are typically 10 to 15 miles, roundtrip, and average 10 miles an hour, a comfortable pace for most adults and teens. May be too fast for younger children and adults with health issues.

These rides are social in nature.

For longer, more aggressive group rides, subscribe to Hal Downing’s group ride newsletter by emailing hdowning@whww.com .

If you prefer a slow ride bike group, try the Backpack Bikers, on Saturdays at 11 am outside by the bike rack at the 24-hour fitness club by Super Target near the corner of Orange Avenue and Michgan Street in the Crystal Lake Subdivision.  Contact Cynthia Morrison at cmorrison0414@gmail.com .

If you have a social ride you would like us to help promote, please email me at the address below.

Brad

Brad Kuhn

Executive Director

brad@floridabicycle.org

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