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Bike/Walk Central Florida Newsletter #16 — March 24, 2011

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Bike/Walk Central Florida

So what is a Korean BBQ Taco Box? 

Ride your bike to the Orlando Food Truck Bazaar, Tuesday, March 29 at 6:30 p.m. from the Landmark Two building. Click here for details.

Bike from Park to Park this Friday!

The City of Winter Park supports March as Florida’s Bike Month, and the City’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Board will celebrate by hosting the 3rd annual Bike from Park to Park on Friday, March 25th, at 8 a.m.  Starting at scenic Mead Garden, and ending in Central Park’s West Meadow.  For more info,  email [email protected] or call 407-599-3233.  Visit the official website at www.cityofwinterpark.org .

New Friday Morning Ride

Advanced Cycles at 6651 South Semoran Blvd, Suite 104, Orlandohas organized a new Friday morning ride.  It will depart from the shop at 7:30 a.m. for 45 miles at a moderate paceContact Laz or Jose for details (407-7047808).

IOA Corporate 5K Run/Jog/Walk

Track Shack sponsors corporate team fitness at its finest on Thursday, April 14th, at 7:15 pm at Lake Eola.  (Arrive at 6:15.) The Corporate 5k presented by IOA is a 3.1-mile run/walk event held exclusively for Florida’s corporate community. Businesses and non-profit organizations form teams and participate in the Corporate 5k for camaraderie, friendly competition and celebrating with co-workers. For details and to register your team, go to: http://www.trackshack.com/corporate5k/index.shtml . For Track Shack’s complimentary training plan, click here.

Mayor’s Bike to Work Day

Enjoy the Mayor’s Bike To Work day, led by Orlando’s Buddy Dyer, May 6,  at 7:30 a.m., from Infusion Tea on Edgewater Drive. Start lining up your work teams and bike in to work together. Details at cityoforlando.net.

Ride for a Good Cause

Saturday, April 16, in Amelia Island, Florida: Katie Ride For Life options for 18, 36, 62  and 100 miles; starting on Amelia Island, the ride includes four barrier islands.  Go to: http://www.katierideforlife.org/

Learn to Maintain Your Bike

Bike Works in MetroWest (407-297-1550;  2445 S Hiawassee Road) will hold a FREE Co-Ed Bike Maintenance Class on Wednesday, March 30, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Hate to Clean Your Bike?

John “Cap” Capobianco will do it for you (for a price)! Cap writes:For those of you who despise a dirty bike and the task that goes with it, I have an option for you. I specialize in cleaning and degreasing the entire bike, front and rear derailleur, cassettes, cranks, wheels, hubs, and of course that nasty chain. Service includes waxing the frame and fork and re-lubing the chain and appropriate components for only $45. If interested call 407-889-2870 or email me @[email protected]”  This is when Cap’s not teaching Science at Edgewater High School!

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 [email protected].  Call 407-323-1550 for more information!

See our Calendar for other family rides:


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 Kuhn

Executive Director

[email protected]