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Community Events

BWCF & BFF out and about in March 2016

March was a busy time for BWCF with Florida Bike Month and our on-going Best Foot Forward community outreach initiative.  Below are some highlights.

February 26
Orlando Bike Nite
Hosted by Nerd Nite Orlando and the Orlando Bike Coalition

BWCF board members Rick Geller and Eliza Harris Juliano both gave talks at this event. Read our full recap on Orlando Bike Nite here.

March 4
Florida Active Kids Summit Panel Discussion
Hosted by Florida Hospital

Amanda Day, BWCF’s Executive Director, participated in a panel discussion at the 2016 Florida Active Kids summit. The event emphasized the importance of getting kids to walk more. Amanda Day provided insight on safety strategies for parents and kids when walking to school. Read more here.

March 7-9  (Washington, D.C.)
National Bike Summit & Women’s Forum
Hosted by the League of American Bicyclists 

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BWCF board member Shannon Hidalgo participated in a panel during the 2016 National Bike Summit & Women’s Forum in Washington, D.C.. on March 7. Check out photos from the entire summit here. The hashtag #NBS16 on Twitter and Instagram gives a great play by play of the whole event.

March 9
2nd Annual Bike to Work Day
Hosted by Healthy Central Florida and the City of Winter Park

Over 130 people turned out for a group ride to celebrate Bike to Work Day in Winter Park on March 9.  BWCF board member Jamie Krzeminski was featured in Healthy Central Florida’s website story about the event.

March 14
Waterford Lakes Pedestrian Safety Presentation 

Best Foot Forward presented to parents and school staff from Waterford Elementary, Sunrise Elementary and Discovery Middle PTAs. Orange County staff heard parent and staff concerns about aggressive drivers near the schools and is working with Orange County Sheriff’s Office to increase enforcement in the morning hours.

March 21-25
UCF’s 2nd annual Bike Week
Hosted by the UCF Recreation & Wellness Center, UCF Student Union and Spokes Council

BWCF set up a booth in front of the UCF Student Union for most of the day to talk with students, faculty and staff and help celebrate the launch of UCF’s 2nd annual Bike Week.

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