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All about Bike 5 Cities – what you need to know

The Bike/Walk Central Florida’s Bike 5 Cities 28-mile ride, presented by FDOT’s Alert Today Alive Tomorrow, is at capacity, but you can still participate in any of the shorter City rides near you.

The 300-person ride is taking place this Saturday, May 5, and we’re looking forward to seeing you for our second annual ride connecting bike-friendly roads and trails in Orlando, Winter Park, Casselberry, Maitland and Eatonville. Thanks to our sponsors, VHB and Harvill’s Produce, we will have water and snacks to help make sure you’re fueled up during the ride.

Below is some additional information you might like to know. If you have a specific question, check our FAQ page. Still unsure? Email Barbara at [email protected] or Lisa at [email protected].


Bike 5 Cities 28-Mile Ride

Prior to arrival:

  • Check your ABCs – Air, brakes, chain – to ensure your bike is in good working order.
  • Hydrate – weather forecast calling for 90 degrees – but please check the weather.
  • Fill and bring water bottles for the ride.
  • Don’t forget to bring your helmet and a smile. Both are mandatory!

Arrival:

  • Mead Garden gates open at 7 a.m. (entrance is at intersection of Denning Drive and Garden Drive, 1500 South Denning Drive)
  • Event is at capacity! If you can ride your bike there or carpool, please do, as parking is tight.
  • Please check-in and pick up your free t-shirt.
  • Pre-ride announcements begin at 7:45 a.m. and ride rolls at 8 a.m. sharp!

The ride:

  • A mixture of paved bicycle path and open roadways.
  • Please follow all traffic signals and laws.
  • Some busier intersections will have police support, but we are riding on open roads.
  • For mechanical support for needs such as flat tire, slipped chain, etc. during the ride, call 401-465-9754. (Program this # into your phone).
  • Ride leaders and ambassadors will be scattered throughout the group to guide riders. Look for them in bright yellow shirts.
  • If you feel unable to finish the ride, please pull over to a safe place and call someone to pick you up. (Phone a friend or phone your mother.)
  • In the event of an emergency, please call 911!
  • Hydrate – did you see weather forecast above? Recommend 20 oz. per hour during exercise.

The route: 

Post-ride:

  • Stick around for refreshments after the ride!

Bike 1 City Events

The events and rides at each city are unique. Read below for information about the city you have chosen. We’ve also provided links to fliers, where available, from the host city and event times and locations for all. Our partner cities have worked hard to make these events a blast – thank you Orlando, Winter Park, Casselberry, Maitland and the Town of Eatonville.

Bike Orlando
Lake Druid Park, 899 Coy Dr., Orlando. Begins at 8:30 a.m.

Come and enjoy Orlando’s Lake Druid urban mountain bike park with a pump track, junior pump track and single-track trail. This is a PIT Stop event for Bike 5 Cities riders, but you can still enjoy the park on your own all day.

Bike Winter Park
Cady Way Pool/Trailhead, 2525 Cady Way, Winter Park. 9 a.m.

Ride the Cady Way trail together toward Baldwin Park. The route is an out-and-back on the trail with a loop around Lake Baldwin, so you can choose your own distance.

Total distance 5.5 miles. See route here.

Bike Casselberry
Wirz Park, 806 Mark David Blvd., Casselberry. 9 a.m. – noon.

Three family-friendly ride distance options along the Casselberry Greenway Trail and a brand-new connection to Carriage Hill Drive and the back to Wirz Park via Zinnia and Wilshire.

Total distance 5.9 miles. Event from 9 a.m. – noon.  More information here.

Bike Maitland
Maitland Community Park, 1400 Mayo Ave., Maitland 10:30 a.m. – noon

Ride through the Dommerich neighborhood with a police escort – 5 miles total but easy to head back on your own.

See route here. The event runs from 10:30 a.m. – noon. More information here.

Bike Eatonville
Eatonville Town Hall, 307 E. Kennedy Blvd., Eatonville 10 a.m. – noon

Ride around the Town of Eatonville with a police escort in one of Central Florida’s most comfortable communities to ride a bicycle.

See route here. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Presenting sponsor: FDOT’s Alert Today Alive Tomorrow 
Organizer: Bike/Walk Central Florida
Fuel-up sponsors: VHB, Harvill’s Produce, CAAM Events
And, of course, our partner cities! Orlando, Winter Park, Casselberry, Maitland and the Town of Eatonville.


Additional questions?

Barbara Giles                                                  Lisa Portelli
[email protected]                              [email protected]

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