B5C 2020

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Bike/Walk Central Florida hosted its signature 28-mile ride event, the 4th Annual Bike 5 Cities slow-pace, social distancing ride on Saturday, October 3, 2020 in partnership with the cities of Orlando, Winter Park, Maitland, Casselberry, and the town of Eatonville.

We hope to hold the Bike 5 Cities ride event again in May 2021. If you’re interested in being put on the Bike 5 Cities mailing list, please email Emily Hanna at [email protected] 


WHAT IS BIKE 5 CITIES RIDE

Bike 5 Cities is a welcoming, inclusive, 28-mile slow-pace, social distancing bike ride to show people of all ages and biking abilities where they can feel most comfortable riding a bike through the neighborhoods in Winter Park, Eatonville, Maitland, Casselberry and Orlando.

This year, we added COVID-19 safety guidelines to minimize gatherings, such as setting a registration limit, spreading out the starting locations, staggering the start times, offering guided, small group rides for no more than five riders per group, and restricting the self-guided ride spots. More about the COVID-19 Guidelines.


WHERE DOES THE RIDE START?

For the Guided, Small Group Ride, choose from one of the five host city locations. For the Self-Guided Ride, you have a choice of two cities to start the ride: Winter Park and Casselberry.

Mead Garden in Winter Park
Community Park in Maitland
Druid Park in Orlando

Town Hall in Eatonville
Wirz Park in Casselberry

 


The Guided, Small Group Ride gave four riders the chance to bike with an experienced ride leader who personally guided the group along the Bike 5 Cities route, helping the group maintain proper social distancing at rest stops, red lights, stop signs, etc. Each small group decided upon a comfortable, slow pace for the ride.

  • No more than five people per small group, plus an experienced ride leader guide.
  • To socially distance, staggered start times, scheduled in 15 minute increments.
  • Groups registered to begin from one of five designated start locations: Winter Park, Eatonville, Maitland, Casselberry and Orlando.
  • Riders had to wear a face covering at the start, all stops, crowded locations, and where it wasn’t possible to maintain a minimum 6-feet distancing. See COVID-19 guidelines.
  • Snacks and bottled water were provided at each of the five city stops.

The Self-Guided Ride offered all the benefits and support of the guided, small group ride, but without a ride leader. This option was for those who wanted to avoid riding in any size group, prefer a faster pace or just wanted start, stop and rest time flexibility. Self-guided ride was limited to 25 riders.

  • Staggered start times to socially distance
  • Choice of two start locations: Winter Park or Casselberry.
  • Route marked with wayfinding signs for the 28-miles.
  • Route map accessible via Ride with GPS app or a cue sheet available at start location.
  • Mandatory face covering at the start, all stops, crowded locations, and where not possible to maintain a minimum 6-feet distancing. See COVID-19 Guidelines.
  • Snacks and bottled water provided at each of the five city stops.


PARTNER CITIES


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CONTACT

If you have further questions about this ride, contact Emily Hanna at [email protected]