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Bike/Walk Central Florida Newsletter #35 — Aug. 20, 2011

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Bike/Walk Central Florida


Orlando’s Pedestrian Safety Issues Make New York Times Front Page  

We’ve got a long way to go to make Orlando safe for pedestrians, and Bike Walk Central Florida is leading the way.  We’re quoted in this NYT article by Lizette Alvarez:


Contact Brad Kuhn at [email protected] to find out how you can help with our upcoming Pedestrian Safety Initiative.  We need volunteers and donations.

Federal Funding for Biking and Walking is in Danger


Orange Cycle’s Summer Sale

Orange Cycle’s SummerSale will run from Friday, August 26, through Monday, August 29.  The store will close at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 25, to prepare.  You’re all invited to the pre-Sale Club Night event on Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.!  You’ll get the first chance on all items!  Orange Cycle is located at 2204 Edgewater Drive, Orlando, Florida  32804 (407 422 5552) (http://orangecycleorlando.com/).


Cycling Savvy

The next class is the weekend of September 16th and 17th. For information, including directions, or to sign up, go to:  http://www.cyclingsavvy.com/.


First Presbyterian Church’s 8th Annual Health and Fitness Fair

Bike Walk Central Florida will have a booth at the Fair on Thursday, Sept. 15th from 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Stop by to say hello!

VegFest October 22nd 

Contact me to take part as a Bike Valet  Volunteer at VegFest  on October 22.   http://www.cfvegfest.org/

Here’s their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=273595692654050&notif_t=event_invite

Recurring Rides

(The next First Friday rides are September 2nd and October 7th.)

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 cmorrison0414@gmail.com .

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]