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Bike/Walk Central Florida Newsletter #29 — June 30, 2011

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Bike/Walk Central Florida

First Friday Ride Tomorrow (July 1st)

6 – 7:30 p.m. at Loch Haven Park.

For details, see Recurring Rides, below.


Hate Cleaning 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….

Hal Downing’s Top Picks for Biking Websites  

(In no particular order):

a.      General:  theOrlando Sentinel’s Chain Gang Blogathttp://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/sports_thechaingang/

b.     General and Racing: Team Armada’s blogathttp://team-armada.blogspot.com/

c.     Insightful:  http://janheine.wordpress.com

 d.      AdvocacyFlorida Bicycle Association’s blog athttp://flabicycle.blogspot.


e.     Advocacy and Lifestyle: Mighk Wilson’s “Bicycling is Better” blog athttp://mighkwilson.com/blog/

f.     Commuting: Keri Caffrey’s blog athttp://www.commuteorlando.com/

g.     Lifestyle and Fixed Gear:  407 Fixed Gear’s blog athttp://407fixedgear.com/

h.     General and Cycling Transportation Infrastructure:Ken Ray’s blog athttp://livininthebikelane.blogspot.com/and

i.      Racing:  Simon Kessler’s at http://simonsayscycling.com/archives/category/blog

j.       Tampa:  Alan Snel’s blog at http://alansnel.blogspot.com/

BEST OUT-OF-AREA CYCLING BLOG ->http://bikesnobnyc.blogspot.com/


Cycling Savvy

For information, including directions, as well as dates and times of future classes, or to sign up, go to:  http://www.cyclingsavvy.com/.


Heroes Wanted!

Chrissy Branch is organizing Central Florida’s Team-in-Training program for the Leukemia & Lymphona Society;  here’s Chrissy’s message:

Interested in finding out how you can run, walk, cycle, or complete a triathlon while helping to FUNdraise for blood cancer research and awareness? The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training program is searching for new volunteers who are interested in our Fall Season events (May – October) that include the Nation’s Triathlon in Washington, DC, Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon in Orlando, FL., Nike Women’s Marathon and Half Marathon in San Francisco, CA. and the Intracoastal Waterway Century Ride – 100 mile century ride in Cocoa Beach, FL. Beginners are welcome! To find out more information, call 800-482-TEAM or go to Team In Training. Join the TEAM today!

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  .

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]