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Bike/Walk Central Florida Newsletter #62 — April 13, 2012

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Bike/Walk Central Florida



Volunteer: Earthday Bike Valet!
April 21, Lake Eola is holding an Earthday celebration. Bike/Walk Central Florida will be hosting a Bike Valet. We need volunteers to man the Bike Valet table from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Volunteers are needed for set up, tear down, and table manning. Your time is very much appreciated. Please email me at [email protected] to let me know if we can count on you to fill one of the 10 two-person shifts. Thanks, again!

Ride: FBA Touring Calendar

The Florida Bicycle Association has posted a calendar with rides all over the Southeast occuring through the end of the year. These rides are fun and will give you a great way to get in shape and have fun. Many are at festivals, which are fun family events. Click here to see if there’s a ride happening near you.
Save a life: Pedestrian Safety Initiative

Counting down the days until May 15th. That’s our current target for the public unveiling of this juggernaut we call “Best Foot Forward for Pedestrian Safety.” In the past few days, we’ve met with several more cities, and the Altamonte PD. Want to be a hero? When was the last time you saved a life? Right now, in Central Florida, we’re killing a pedestrian a week and injuring two every day. We know we can do better, and we’ve got the data from other markets that have tried, and succeeded.  Your contributions of $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, or more, can make a big difference. Checks should be made out to the Florida Bicycle Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and mailed to: Betsy Holl at: P.O. Box 916715, Longwood, FL  32793-6715. Please specify that you are donating to Best Foot Forward.

Sponsor News: Orange Cycle Spring Sale – This Weekend!

Orange Cycle's 40th Year Celebration - Spring Sale April 13-16th.

First Friday Ride Success

Thanks to all who showed up for this month’s First Friday Ride, which was held on April 6th. It was a great time and great to see everyone. The next ride will be May 4th, same bat time, same bat channel. (Loch Haven Park at 6 p.m.)

Take Charge: Cycling Savvy Class 

Go and register for the April 20 & 21st weekend course before it fills up. Next weekend will be here before you know it!  Attendees will learn how to drive their bikes safely in the streets and will learn the rules of the road as they apply to bikes. May dates will be posted soon.


Community Calendar Link 


Recurring Rides

(The next First Friday ride is May 4th!)

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 have a social ride you would like us to help promote, please email me at the address below.


Brad Kuhn

Executive Director

[email protected]

Bike/Walk Central Florida Would like to thank our sponsors: