Frequently Asked Questions

General Event Information

BIKE 5 | Registration, Pre-ride, and Volunteer Information

GENERAL QUESTIONS:
Q: What comes with my registration to BIKE 5?
BIKE 5 is the largest annual fundraiser for the host nonprofit Bike/Walk Central Florida. Your participation helps us fund our advocacy efforts year-round, including everything from working with local governments on infrastructure improvements and driver education, to programs like bike rodeos and helmet fittings, just to name a few. Of course, you get some cool stuff too, beyond the joy of helping create a more bikeable and walkable Central Florida!
All BIKE 5 Riders Receive:
– Entry into the ride of your choosing at the time of registration.
– Light snacks and bottled water provided at each location. Please bring a water bottle to hydrate between stops.
– T-shirt + registration goodies.
– Photo opportunities and a chance to be in our recap video! (If you see a camera, be sure to show it some love! Eh? 😉)
– Interact with sponsors and vendors along the route.
 
Q: Who can participate in BIKE 5 rides?
We welcome all ages and abilities to experience the joy of riding a bike in our BIKE 5 events. Thanks to some of our sponsors, there are opportunities to for Bike/Walk to cover your registration costs. Please email [email protected] if you are interested in receiving a free ride voucher. Must prove hardship.

Q: Can my child ride?
Of course! The Bike 5 Miles family-friendly ride and the Bike 5 Parks, 11-mile ride, are designed for our newer riders with less mileage under their belt.
If you would like your child to ride their bicycle in the Bike 5 Cities, 30-mile ride, we recommend they be experienced riders and have already completed (or very close to) this distance recently. Although it is a slower-paced ride with multiple stops for rest, it is 30 miles, and we want everyone to be safe and successful.
Child seats, tag-a-longs, and trailers are allowed. Children riding in bike trailers and rear/front child carrier seats are also allowed. The adult-child combo, in this instance, will be counted as a single rider. No child-size tricycles, please.
 
Q: Can I bring my dog?
Generally, no pets are allowed. However, if your dog/pet regularly rides in a bike trailer, is secure, and used to the distance, bring Ryder along!

Q: What if I want to ride with friends and family in my group?
The best way to ensure that your group all rides together is to register for the same start city location and choose your slowest group member’s level/pace group. If you would like to all register at once, you’ll have the option to add other riders at registration. Ensure you have their first and last name, birthdate, and address.

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BIKES! BIKES! BIKES! 
Q: What kind of bicycles are allowed on the BIKE 5 rides?
Any kind with wheels that can be ridden on paved surfaces, including E-bikes, adult trikes, recumbent, tandem, and penny farthing.  No children’s tricycles, please.

SHARED RENTAL BIKES – We love our partners in mobility within the City of Orlando. Unfortunately, at this time, shared rental bikes are NOT allowed in any of the BIKE 5 Rides. These bikes are GPS controlled and will shut down upon leaving the city limits due to legal reasons within some municipalities.  This may change as the event nears and we encourage you to monitor this FAQ and website for any updates, should there be a change.

A WORD ABOUT ELECTRIC BIKES – We love seeing more people who might be unable to cycle a longer distance out on electric bikes. However, e-bike riders must be mindful of the speed of their bike. Class III e-bikes (those that can exceed 20 mph unassisted) are not made for multi-use trails.

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REGISTRATION AND PRICING
Q: When can I register?
Registration is live and opened on Friday, September 2, 2022.
Registration will remain open for everyone until midnight on October 15, 2022. That said, there are some advantages to registering early. You know what they say, the early bird gets the worm! Our format is ever evolving with increased demand, and we do expect ride options and locations to sell out. Additionally, you’ll save a bit of money registering early!
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Q: How much does this year’s event cost?
Pricing specials will be in place during opening weekend, and last-minute pricing in the final week will bump up a bit to compensate for the effort on our side. (We’re a small nonprofit and this is our biggest fundraiser of the year, we want your hard-earned dollars to go towards advocacy, not us running around, ya know!? 😉) All prices below are per rider:
Bike 5 Miles – Family Fun Ride
– $10 – September 2 through midnight of October 9.
– $15 – “Last minute Pricing” October 10 through midnight of October 15
Bike 5 Parks & Bike 5 Cities – All Ride Options
– $25 – Labor Day Special: September 2 through midnight of September 9.
– $30 – Standard Price: September 10 through midnight of October 9.
– $35 – Last Chance! October 10 through midnight of October 15.
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Q: Can I register on the day of the ride?
We won’t turn anyone away from participating. However, we advise registration before Oct. 15 for the Guided Group ride, so we plan for enough ride leaders to safely lead the Guided Group rides. The event T-shirts and other benefits are first-come, first-serve, so pre-event registration is STRONGLY recommended.
 
Q: How do I get my T-shirt?
You must register for the ride by October 15th to guarantee yourself a T-shirt.  Registration packets will be mailed to you.  If you do walk-up registration the day of the event, you will not receive a shirt.  Register before Oct. 15th to receive a free event t-shirt.

Q: Do I have to wear a helmet?
Helmets are mandatory. If you do not have one, the Bike/Walk Central Florida team or partner will provide you with one. Please reach out and let us know so we can ensure we have a helmet for you at your starting location: [email protected].

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VOLUNTEER AND RIDE LEADER OPPORTUNITIES
Q: Can I volunteer?
ABSOLUTELY! You’ll have a blast. Please contact Bike/Walk staff at [email protected].

Q: What will volunteers do?
BIKE 5 organizers need volunteers in all five cities to provide ride packets and refreshments. Tasks might include checking riders in, handing out water or refreshments, helping with set-up or clean-up, or showing people where to go.

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BIKE 5 | Required Safety and Trail Etiquette

This is NOT a closed course ride – there will be vehicular traffic on the roads with you! Please be cautious and remember to always stay in the right lane. Traffic in the oncoming lane WILL NOT be stopped.

• HELMETS ARE REQUIRED AND MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES!• Be alert and respectful to other riders.
• Be aware of vehicular traffic. Obey all traffic laws.
• Heed ride leader advice and warnings.
• No earphones, iPods, MP3 players, etc.
• Please be alert and exercise caution at all times on this ride
Ride smart and remember: Your safety is in your hands.
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ADDITIONAL SAFETY TIPS!
Stay right, pass left – Be aware of those around you; walk or ride on the right side of the trail unless passing.
Leave room for others to pass – Whether walking or biking, leave enough room for others to get around you. Don’t bike and walk in large groups spread across the trail, and always yield to oncoming traffic.
Use your voice or bell when passing – Avoid startling people when passing, let them know you’re approaching with a bell or by yelling out “on your left” before you’ve arrived.
Go slow when passing – If there are other people on the trail, either biking or walking, reduce your speed when passing.
Be visible in low light – In lower-lighted situations or dusk/dawn, ensure you’re seen from all sides by wearing reflective gear or lights.
Keep pets close for their safety and others – Retractable leashes can easily become hazards on busy trails. Keep pets safe by keeping them close.
Stop, look and listen for motor traffic before proceeding across the road! There are locations where the trail crosses streets with motor traffic. Often these intersections are marked with stop signs for trail traffic, but the crossing motor traffic does not have to stop.
Don’t litter along the trails – Leave only footprints (or tire tracks); take only pictures.
Wheels yield to heels – Just as automobile drivers are required to yield to pedestrians in Florida, so must bicyclists. Don’t ride your bike at higher speeds in crowded areas. Fast riding is inappropriate for crowded trails and should be done on public roadways. 
 
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BIKE 5 | Day of Ride Logistics

Q: Where and when should I start my BIKE 5 ride?
– Both the Bike 5 Miles and Bike 5 Parks, 11-mile ride will start from the Cady Way Pool, located at 2529 Cady Way, Winter Park, FL 32792.
Bike 5 Cities, 30-mile ride participants will start at one of the five cities of their choosing, selected at the time of registration.
Riders participating in all BIKE 5 ride options are asked to monitor your email as you’ll receive a confirmation with your start location and additional communications leading up to the October 29 event.

Q: Should I bring my own water and snacks?
You sure can! Water and refreshments will be provided at the Cady Way Poll and each city’s stop along the route, but we suggest you bring your water bottle to hydrate between stops.

Do your part to prevent littering, defacement, and other forms of pollution. Please place empty food wrappers in your pocket until you can dispose of the waste properly. There are trash bags at each rest stop.

Q: What kind of bicycles are allowed on the BIKE 5 rides?
Any kind with wheels that can be ridden on paved surfaces, including E-bikes, adult trikes, recumbent, tandem, and penny farthing.  No children’s tricycles, please.

SHARED RENTAL BIKES – We love our partners in mobility within the City of Orlando. Unfortunately, at this time, shared rental bikes are NOT allowed in any of the BIKE 5 Rides. These bikes are GPS controlled and will shut down upon leaving the city limits due to legal reasons within some municipalities.  This may change as the event nears and we encourage you to monitor this FAQ and website for any updates, should there be a change.

A WORD ABOUT ELECTRIC BIKES – We love seeing more people who might be unable to cycle a longer distance out on electric bikes. However, e-bike riders must be mindful of the speed of their bike. Class III e-bikes (those that can exceed 20 mph unassisted) are not made for multi-use trails.

Q: Can I bring my dog?
Generally, no pets are allowed. However, if your dog/pet regularly rides in a bike trailer, is secure, and is used to the distance, bring Ryder along!

Q: How do I get my T-shirt?
You must register for the ride before registration closes on October 15th to guarantee yourself a T-shirt.  Registration packets will be mailed to you.  If you do walk-up registration the day of the event, you will not receive a shirt. 

Q: What if I am late for my group start time?
Please plan to arrive early! You will need time to park, prepare, find your group, and listen to pre-ride instructions. Your Ride Leaders are instructed to leave on time to keep the groups moving along the route. If you are late, your group will likely leave without you. You may either join another group or ride on your own.

Q: What if I decide that day I don’t want to ride the entire Bike 5 Cities 30-mile loop?
No problem! It’s up to you how far you ride. Route maps will be provided. We suggest starting and ending at one of the five city’s rest stops if you do choose to ride a shorter distance. For those choosing the guided ride, if you choose not to ride the entire 30 miles, please let your ride leader know that you will not be joining them on the rest of the journey. Transportation back to your vehicle is your responsibility. You can also check out BIKE 5 Parks, our new 11-mile ride leaving from Cady Way Pool in Winter Park.

Q: What happens if I am injured on the route? What if I get a flat tire or my bike malfunctions?
We aim for a safe ride for all. If you need immediate medical attention, please call 911.

Bike 5 Cities will provide rolling support and gear (SAG) for the entire route and support stations at most city pit stops. Mechanics will be available if you get a flat tire or your bike experiences another minor mechanical issue. If you need help, someone will get to you. However, depending on how many other cyclists also need assistance, you may have to wait. If you cannot finish the ride, you will be responsible for returning to your car.

Q: What if it rains or severe weather threatens?
This is a rain or shine event. No refunds or transfers. The safety of our participants and volunteers is our most important concern, and if any threatening weather conditions are present on the day of the event (tornado warning, tornado watch, thunderstorm, heavy rain, or a hurricane decides to visit), the event may be delayed or canceled.

When weather conditions or other physical conditions present a danger to participants, such conditions fall under the label “acts of mother nature,” it will not result in refunding any event entry fees or future event credits since funds were already spent in preparation for your event day.
 
Q: What specific COVID-19 guidelines do you have in place?
Bike/Walk Central Florida will ensure the safety of all its participants and volunteers by instituting the following safety measures:
–     Masks are optional but do help prevent against transmission of COVID-19.
–     Sanitizer will be available at all city locations.
–     Volunteers and participants are encouraged to stay at home if they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or if they have been exposed to someone who has tested positive with COVID-19 in the CDC recommended timeline.
 
Bike/Walk Central Florida acknowledges that COVID-19 is still a health threat in our community. We are taking strides to ensure everyone is safe and healthy, and you should too! Not feeling well? Please stay home. We will provide you with a refund if you feel you cannot participate. We want everyone to be safe and comfortable on this ride!
 
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Ride Specific Information

Ride Info – Bike 5 Miles: 5-mile Ride

Bring the whole crew and invite your friends and neighbors for this family-friendly 5-mile Guided Group ride. This group ride will start at the Cady Way Pool trailhead and ride down the Cady Way Trail around Lake Baldwin and back. Ride leaders and other support volunteers will help guide families along the route for a fun-filled experience. All Children must be supervised by an adult on the ride.

Ride leaders and volunteers will take pictures, assist parents and kids, and help guide the group along the route. A sweep will follow the group and ensure no one is left behind. More experienced and faster riders will start up front, and slower riders will start towards the back.

Quick Facts:
Location: Cady Way Pool, 2529 Cady Way, Winter Park, FL 32792
Time: Check-In 10:30 am | Depart 11:00 am (Please allow time for check-in as we’re expecting a large number of attendees)
Ride Length: 5.8 miles | Plan for 60-90 minutes to complete depending on abilities.
Ride Type: Guided, large group ride with ride leaders at the front, back, and throughout the group.
Goal: Have fun while being encouraging and educational, providing trail etiquette to tykes and parents alike, help everyone feel safe and comfortable along the way and on future rides!
  
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HOST CITIES: Start/Stop Location:
All Bike 5 Miles riders will start and end at the City of Winter Park’s  Cady Way Pool, 2529 Cady Way, Winter Park, FL 32792. NOTE: each BIKE 5 ride is limited in space, so please plan accordingly, and if riding with a group, register early to ensure your entire group is able to participate!
 
Q: Are there any stops on the Bike 5 Miles route?
The Bike 5 Miles ride has no planned stops due to its short distance. There are a few water fountains along the route if necessary, however, we suggest you bring your own water bottle to hydrate along the route.
 
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Q: How do I navigate the Bike 5 Miles route?
All riders participating in Bike 5 Miles will be included in the large Guided Group Ride and will have ride leaders to show you the way! That said, feel free to use one of the tools below to help you better understand what trails you are utilizing:
– The Route map is accessible via Ride with GPS online to print or download to your bike’s computer, should it support navigation.
– The Ride with GPS smartphone application (Android / iPhone) can provide audible turn-by-turn directions and is free for use when using the Bike/Walk Central Florida route!

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Ride Info – Bike 5 Parks: 11-mile Ride

Let us introduce you to our newest ride, Bike 5 Parks! This 11-mile Guided ride will go at a leisurely cruising pace by 5+ city parks for those looking for a bit more of a challenge than the 5-mile option but are not quite ready to ride 30 miles.
A ride leader will guide the group along the route with a sweep in back to ensure no one is left behind. The ride will leave from the Cady Way Pool trailhead and travel down the cycle track for a bit, then onto neighborhood streets, and along the Cady Way trail, passing multiple parks through Baldwin Park over to Lake Druid Park and return on a slightly different route.

Quick Facts:
Location: Cady Way Pool, 2529 Cady Way, Winter Park, FL 32792
Time: Check-In 9:30 am | Depart 10:00 am (Please allow time for check-in as we’re expecting a large number of attendees)
Ride Length: 11.2 miles | Plan for 1.5 – 2.0 hours to complete with one stop.
Ride Type: Guided, large group ride with ride leaders at the front, back, and throughout the group.
Goal: Have fun while being encouraging and educational, providing trail etiquette to help everyone feel safe and comfortable along the way and on future rides!
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What Parks are Along the Route?
– Ward Park (Cady Way Pool Start/End)
– Lake Baldwin Park (Veterans’ Memorial, Waterfront, and Pups!)
– Harbor Park (“Downtown” Baldwin Park)
– Cady Way Trail Park (It may be small, but there’s a water fountain!)
– Lake Druid Park (Home of the City of Orlando’s only Mountain Bike Park)
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HOST CITIES: Start/Stop and Rest Stop Locations:
All Bike 5 Parks riders will start and end at the City of Winter Park’s  Cady Way Pool, 2529 Cady Way, Winter Park, FL 32792. NOTE: each BIKE 5 ride is limited in space, so please plan accordingly, and if riding with a group, register early to ensure your entire group is able to participate!
 
Q: Are there any stops on the Bike 5 Parks route?
The Bike 5 Parks will stop at the City of Orlando’s Lake Druid Park. The park will serve as a rest stop with bottled water and refreshments such as fruit and packaged snacks. Restrooms will be available, and we suggest you bring your own water bottle to hydrate between stops.
NOTE: The Lake Druid Park location is shared with those participating in the 30-mile Bike 5 Cities ride. Please be mindful of the time and of your group’s leaders while stopped to ensure you don’t miss the departure. Upon arriving, ride leaders will instruct you where and when to regroup!
 
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Q: How do I navigate the Bike 5 Parks route?
All riders participating in the Bike 5 Parks, 11-mile ride, will be included in the large Guided Group Ride and will have ride leaders to show you the way. That said, feel free to use one of the tools below to help you better understand what roads and trails you are utilizing:
– The Route map is accessible via Ride with GPS online to print or download to your bike’s computer, should it support navigation.
– The Ride with GPS smartphone application (Android / iPhone) can provide audible turn-by-turn directions and is free for use when using the Bike/Walk Central Florida route!

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Ride Info – Bike 5 Cities: 30-mile Ride

Q: What are my options for participating in this year’s Bike 5 Cities (30-mile ride)?
Bike 5 Cities is a slower-paced advocacy ride. You will choose your ride option based on your riding experience, fitness level, desired pace, and goals for that day during registration.
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OPTION 1: Bike 5 Cities – Guided Group Ride: 
The Guided Group ride will be divided into ride levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced) and will be led by knowledgeable and experienced Ride Leaders and Sweeps to ensure no one is left behind. Guided Groups will stop at each of the five host cities.  Depending on the ride level you choose at the time of registration, the length of time at stops may vary.

Please arrive early and look for your pace group: Advanced, Intermediate, or Beginner. More details will be provided with your ride day instructions.

Q: How do I determine my ride level?

Advanced: This ride level is recommended for folks who regularly ride 30 miles, if not weekly, at least a few times a month and have a cruising speed of 15 mph (That’s the speed limit on the trails!) There will likely be shorter stops at cities and a much faster pace than all other options!
Intermediate: This ride level is recommended for folks who don’t quite fit into the beginner or advanced groups. You’ve ridden the distance before, say a few times across the past year, and are looking for a bit of a challenge. Or, you’re an experienced cyclist and could care less about how many watts you throw down, but you also want to feel a bit of wind on your face. Whichever group you identify with, this will be a moderate-paced ride and an all-around fun morning!
Beginner: This ride level is designed for folks who may have never ridden 30 miles but are up for the challenge or those who have not ridden that far since last year’s ride! Of course, we welcome experienced cyclists who are more interested in some great sightseeing and a casual morning on the bike than setting any speed records as well! This event is designed for you, and we can’t wait to show you around Central Florida trails, paths, and best-kept neighborhood streets by bike!
 
Quick Facts: Bike 5 Cities – Guided Group Ride
Location: Varies – See Host City Information Below
Ride Type: Guided, large group ride with ride leaders at the front and back of each group.
Ride Length: 30.1 miles |Plan for 2.5 – 4 hours to complete with stops at each city.
Key Times:
– 7:00 am | Check-In Opens.
– 7:25 am | Group Information & Photo.
– 7:30 am | Group Rides Begin Departing in waves starting with Advanced Riders.
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OPTION 2: Bike 5 Cities – Ride on Your Own: 
This option is for those who want to participate and prefer avoiding riding in any size group. It’s also good for riders who want a faster pace or just prefer start, stop, and rest time flexibility. Self-guided riders must be prepared to navigate the Bike 5 Cities 30-mile route on their own!

Quick Facts: Bike 5 Cities – Ride on Your Own
Location: Varies – See Host City Information Below
Ride Type: Individual, self-guided
Ride Length: 30.1 miles |Plan for 2.5 – 4 hours to complete with stops at each city.
Times: You may start between 7:30 – 9:00 am
 
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HOST CITIES: Start/Stop and Rest Stop Locations:
All Bike 5 Cities riders may select their start location during registration. NOTE: each city and ride level is limited, so please plan accordingly, and if riding with a group, register early to avoid having to start at different locations!
Winter Park – Mead Garden https://goo.gl/maps/MEzErnhLoJ6EEThV7
Eatonville – Town Hall https://goo.gl/maps/gxTtf5q8ikG2pkcm6
Maitland – Community Park https://g.page/MaitlandCommunityPark?share
Casselberry – Wirz Park https://goo.gl/maps/tz3Z9rCMfDwAKUTv8
Orlando – Lake Druid Park https://goo.gl/maps/t7pNu3LDwzkMyxw5A
 
Q: Can you tell me about the stops at each city?
Each city will serve as a rest stop with bottled water and refreshments such as fruit and packaged snacks. Restrooms will be available at the rest stops. We suggest you bring your own water bottle to hydrate in between stops.
 
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Q: How do I navigate the Bike 5 Cities route?
Regardless of the ride option or ride level you choose, each rider will start and end in the city of their choosing at the time of registration. Those riding in the Guided Group Ride will have ride leaders to show you the way.
Everyone riding can use a few different methods to stay on course. NOTE: the route has changed for 2022 to accommodate for construction and infrastructure changes.

– The Route map is accessible via Ride with GPS online to print or download to your bike’s computer, should it support navigation.
– The Ride with GPS smartphone application (Android / iPhone) can provide audible turn-by-turn directions and is free for use when using the Bike/Walk Central Florida route!
– The route is marked with large, 12” orange arrows just before and at each turn (on the ground) and yellow ribbon on poles along the 30-mile route.
– Along segments of the route in Casselberry and Seminole County, there are permanent Bike 5 Cities wayfinding signs. Take note of the Bike 5 City sun and cyclist logo and orange arrows throughout this part of the ride!
– A cue sheet will also be available at each start location.

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Q: What are Ride Leaders?
Experienced cyclists who guide riders along the route for a worry-free ride. They know the route and can provide assistance and have fun along the way. The ride leader will help riders in the group maintain a safe and enjoyable pace. Each group will decide upon a comfortable pace that’s right for them. Laughing at their jokes is encouraged but not required.
 
Q: What are Sweeps?
Experienced cyclists who assist riders by providing support at the end of the group, providing directions to motorists behind the group, and assisting riders who might have fallen a little behind the pace of the ride. Each group will have someone providing backup assistance. They also have jokes too.
 
Q: Can I ride at my own pace?
Of course! The Bike 5 Cities 30-mile ride is designed to be a more casual cruising pace event and can take anywhere between 2 ½ – 4 hours to complete the 30-mile route with stops at each city. Groups and their pace will vary depending upon the riders’ experience level and speed, plus how much time is spent at the rest stops.

You can register for the self-guided Ride on Your Own option. It’s suited for those who don’t want to stick with any group or a particular pace. This option is for those who want to participate and prefer avoiding riding in any size group. It’s also good for riders who want a faster pace or just prefer start, stop, and rest time flexibility.

Self-guided riders must be prepared to navigate the Bike 5 Cities 30-mile route using one of these options –a GPS device using the Ride with GPS App downloaded to your smartphone or a cue sheet map (which you can pick up at the ride start location) or be familiar enough with the route to follow the orange arrows on the ground, yellow ribbon on poles, signs, and in Casselberry and Seminole County there are Bike 5 Cities wayfinding signs.
 
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About your ride organizer, Bike/Walk Central Florida

BWCF History

Central Florida continues to be ranked one of the most dangerous places in the country for pedestrians and bicyclists by Smart Growth America’s 2022 Dangerous by Design report. That’s why a group of community advocates said enough and formed Bike/Walk Central Florida (BWCF), a regional advocacy organization for bicyclists and pedestrians.

Since 2010, we have worked on behalf of local pedestrians and bicyclists to advocate for safe and convenient places for people to bike and walk regardless of where they live or where they need to go. Our founders and the Bike/Walk Central Florida Board recognize that the streets are not equally safe for all. That’s why we work tirelessly to advocate for policies, programs, and infrastructure at a local level that is fair, accessible, and considers the unique circumstances impacting communities.


In the region, we’ve made progress with efforts such as:

BWCF Programs

  • Since 2012, Bike/Walk Central Florida has managed the largest grassroots pedestrian safety initiative in the country, Best Foot Forward, with year-long data collection at 256 crosswalks, 592 enforcement details, and 740 presentations and events educating more than 110,000 community members on the Florida Driver Yield Laws.
  • Since 2017 Bike/Walk Central Florida has hosted Bike 5 Cities, now known as BIKE 5, an inclusive trio of rides to show people of all ages and abilities where they can ride through Central Florida cities and communities.
  • Since 2020, Bike/Walk Kids, while an unofficial program of Bike/Walk Central Florida, the effort has fit nearly 4,500 helmets, hosted and participated in numerous bike rodeos and safety sessions, and developed the preliminary framework for a Walking School Bus program.
  • Since 2021, Bike/Walk Central Florida has facilitated and administered the Healthy West Orange Trails Connection, bringing together partners to promote, activate and enhance the trail system in West Orange County by creating opportunities for physical activity, social engagement, prosperity, and happiness.

BWCF Policy: Bike/Walk Central Florida has successfully advocated for

  • The adoption and implementation of various Central Florida Complete Streets policies.
  • Orange County Government to change its School Siting Ordinance so future elementary and middle schools will no longer be built on “high volume” roads.

BWCF Projects


Infrastructure Advocacy

  • Advocated for the passage of 2015 FL House Bill 2514-A, which required the Florida Department of Transportation to allocate $25 million per year to the Florida Shared-Use Non-motorized Trail Network (SunTrail).
  • Worked with local cities to bring Orange County its first cycle tracks including the Cady Way Cycle track and Denning Ave cycle track both of which are integral to the BIKE 5 Event and Bike 5 Cities Route.
  • Advocated for $15 million in state funding to complete the 275-mile Coast to Coast Connector trail network.
  • Improved countless pedestrian crossings increasing driver yield rates and safety for pedestrians with our Best Foot Forward program.
  • Worked with City of Maitland leaders and other organizations on wayfinding signage and improved infrastructure planning which led to the Sandspur Road bike trails and Maitland I-4 bridge.

Our efforts don’t stop there!

Our plans are vast as we are a long way from achieving our vision. We have many programs we’re hoping to plant the seed for and possibly kick off in 2023!


Your Support Elevates our Mission

As a nonprofit, we rely on volunteers and donations from individuals, businesses, and clubs and we hope you will support our work as we continue to provide the resources necessary for advocates, municipal leaders, engineers, planners, like-minded organizations, and people just like you to create more bikeable, walkable and livable communities across Metro Orlando.

We need sponsors to continue this ride and advocate for walkable, bikeable communities. For more details on this and other opportunities navigate here:

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