Woo hoo! It’s Florida Springtime! We have some fun stuff in the works.
Bike Buses to VegFest and Climate Action Day Events
On October 24, Florida Bicycle Association is teaming up with Central Florida VegFest to run “Bike Buses” from around Orlando to the festival at Loch Haven Park.
Rusted Chain Bike Collective will head up the Bike Valet service to keep bikes secure. Bike bus volunteers will even provide cargo bike services for your acquisitions!
The routes are now complete! See the routes and download a map here.
We still need more volunteers to help the Pedal 4 Pride kids and bus driver assistance. To volunteer, please contact Mighk.
CommuteOrlando Community Rides
Lycra-free, low-heart-rate group rides. All bike types welcome.
We had great fun on our first Ice Cream Night Ride and plan to do it again this month—destination: Cold Stone Creamery in Baldwin Park. We’ll use a trail-accessible starting point so folks in points north can use Cady Way to ride to and from the ride. The ride goes through downtown Orlando (a beautiful thing to see from a bike at night) at an easy, social pace. It’s a great opportunity to check out other people’s bike lighting systems and gain confidence riding in the dark.
Another adventure in the works is a group ride to Costco. Wouldn’t it be cool to see a bunch of cargo bikes, trailers and bikes with racks & panniers pull up to Costco? We’ll meet on the Cady Way trail for this one, too. After shopping, we’ll ride back via University Blvd and make a show of it with a group of utility bikes and trailers full of cargo.
Rodney is working on a Dinner & Movie ride as well. Just looking for a theater with secure bike parking.
Please keep an eye on the calendar (you can even subscribe to it with the RSS link, located just above the month, and have events fed into your calendar program) and the forum.
Speaking of Cargo
We have a Flickr group for Central Florida cyclists to show off what we can carry on our bikes. Join the group and share your pics. You don’t have to have a longtail or a trailer, show us your panniers full of groceries! Let’s show the Central Florida cycling community what’s possible.