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Bike/Walk Central Florida Newsletter #17 — March 31, 2011

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Bike/Walk Central Florida

Rain, Rain, go away! Let it shine for First Friday.

The forecast is sunny and 79 degrees for tomorrow evening’s First Friday Ride for Civility starting at 6:00 p.m. in Loch Haven Park.   Bring your bike and bring a friend.  Head-and-tail-lights required; helmets encouraged for adults and required for children.

Cycling Savvy

Cycling Savvy classes will be held next weekend.  Click on the following links for details:

April 8, 2011:  Cycling Savvy: Truth & Techniques (6:00 pm)

April 9, 2011: Cycling Savvy: Train Your Bike (8:00 am) and Cycling Savvy: Tour of Orlando (12:30 pm)


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.

Walk for a Good Cause

Mary Chiozza says, “Let’s Move Together!”  This energetic mother of two active boys doesn’t let arthritis slow her down, so let’s walk with Mary to help raise funds for a cure.  Click here to donate at Mary’s fundraising page, and click here to learn more about the Orlando walk at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 14th at Lake Eola.

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/

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]