Before I delve into the details of the first UCF Bike Bus ride, I want to give you a little background. My name is Kitzzy, the newest author to this blog. Some of you may have already met me at one of the recent social rides. I’m usually riding a blue comfort bike, with or without the basket, wearing a skirt.
I’ve been riding a bike for exercise and transportation for over 2 years, but always had a car as a backup until it died 3 months ago. Instead of fixing it, Jason and I chose to live without a car and we haven’t looked back. I’ll be posting more about living without a car in Downtown Orlando and commuting to work at UCF, but you can read about it on my personal blog in the meantime.
After taking the Cycling Savvy course, I felt empowered and more comfortable riding on the road. Some of our coworkers have ridden to work on occasion, during Bike to Work day for example, but are not as comfortable riding down University Blvd without using the sidewalk and putting themselves in danger. Taking the Econ trail is an option, but no one should have to go several miles out of their way to feel safe. Jason and I want to help anyone interested feel safe riding down University Blvd to UCF, and thus the UCF Bike Bus was born 🙂
As Keri has previously posted, we’ve successfully completed two recon rides with her, and Jason rode by himself on Friday without any trouble. We’re now ready to make this official and take on passengers!
Please join us for our first official UCF Bike Bus ride this Monday, August 23. We’ll be leaving the Cady Way Trailhead by the Fashion Square Mall at 7 am and picking up passengers along the way. If you are riding that morning anywhere along the bus route, we’d love for you to hop on when you see us coming even if it’s only for a few miles.
Visit the Official Inaugural UCF Bike Bus Ride Event for more details and to sign up.