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Bike/Walk Central Florida Newsletter #45 — Dec. 4, 2011

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Bike/Walk Central Florida

New Hope for Kids Christmas Lights Ride

What could be more fun than riding through Winter Park and Casselberry in a parade of bicycles and trailers festooned with lights and pealing holiday music?  Riding with hundreds of others and knowing your night of fun will help bring hope to children who’ve recently lost loved ones. Join the fun!  Ride marshals needed. (Volunteers ride for FREE!) Contact [email protected] to volunteer.

Saturday, December 10th

Check-in and pre-ride activities begin at 4 pm; ride begins promptly at 6:00 pm. 

Shopping Center Parking lot at the corner of SR 436 and Winter Park Dr.

(Near Buffalo Wild Wings)

900 SR 436 , Casselberry, FL 32707


New Hope for Kids and David’s World Cycle Rock the Winter Park Christmas Parade  

Click here to see Bike Walk Central Florida and the gang: http://bikewalkcentra.wpengine.com/2011/12/new-hope-for-kids-christmas-light-ride/

 Cady Way Bike Trail Extension 

The Cady Way trail has been extended, connecting Cady Way and Audubon Park to Coytown and Lake Druid Park (mountain bike park and community garden.) Click here to learn more (maps and photos included):  http://commuteorlando.com/wordpress/2011/11/26/a-great-new-connection/

Curbside Haikus

How can poetry and graphics combine to keep people safe?  Click here to find out:  http://www.stardogstudio.com/curbside_haiku.html

Seminole County Trail Survey

If you use Seminole County Bike Trails, help make them even better by completing the Trail Survey:



Cycling Savvy

Do you think you have to be a road warrior to commute in city traffic?  Read this inspiring essay from a commuter who begs to differ:  http://cyclingsavvy.org/2011/05/i-am-no-road-warrior/.

Cycling Savvy classes helped Diana Steele conquer her fears.  Are you next? Visit www.cyclingsavvy.org to register.


B3 Cafe Ride

Saturday, December 10, leaving from the café at 7:00 p.m. (3022 Corrine Drive);  decorated bikes and kids are encouraged you must have helmets, lights (front and rear);  therell be live music afterward!

Recurring Rides

(The next First Friday ride is January 6th!)

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]