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Bike/Walk Central Florida Newsletter #46 — Dec. 19, 2011

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Bike/Walk Central Florida

News

Pedestrian Safety Initiative is Underway! 

The “Best Foot Forward” Pedestrian Safety Initiative is a Triple E program aimed at reducing pedestrian deaths through a combination of Education, Enforcement, and simple, low-cost Engineering improvements.  The baseline compliance studies started today!  Please let everyone know that tax-deductible contributions, payable to the Florida Bicycle Association, will help sustain BWCF and Best Foot Forward though 2012 and beyond, as we work to make Central Florida a more livable, walkable, bikeable community.

Cady Way Bike Trail Extension 

The Cady Way trail has been extended, connecting Cady Way and Audubon Park to Coytown and Lake Druid Park (mountain bike park and community garden.) Click here to learn more (maps and photos included):  http://commuteorlando.com/wordpress/2011/11/26/a-great-new-connection/

Seminole County Trail Survey

If you use Seminole County Bike Trails, help make them even better by completing the Trail Survey:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/seminoleTrailUserSurvey

Classes

Cycling Savvy

Do you think you have to be a road warrior to commute in city traffic?  Read this inspiring essay from a commuter who begs to differ:  http://cyclingsavvy.org/2011/05/i-am-no-road-warrior/. Cycling Savvy classes helped Diana Steele conquer her fears.  Are you next? Visit www.cyclingsavvy.org to register.

Events

Community Calendar Link 

Check out this beautiful Community Ride Calendar on the Commute Orlando site:  http://commuteorlando.com/wordpress/community-calendar/

Recurring Rides(The next First Friday ride is January 6th!)

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  .

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 [email protected] .

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 [email protected]

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

[email protected]

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