Entries by LisaB

Carshare is coming to Orlando

From our friends at ReThink: Downtown residents, visitors and commuters have more options thanks to a new carshare program beginning in Orlando this fall. Under the no-cost contract, Hertz 24/7 will be providing carshare services at six locations in the City of Orlando. The contract is through the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and will […]

CyclingSavvy announces spring classes

It may be cold and snowy “up north” but it’s springtime here in the Sunshine State — the perfect time to get on your bike! Getting around Orlando by bike is easy and enjoyable IF you know how. That’s where CyclingSavvy can help. Our experienced instructors (who travel by bike everywhere — to work, to […]

A great night for an ice cream ride

Wow! Big turnout for the Commute Orlando Ice Cream Ride last Friday. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect and the company was pretty spectacular, too. Twenty-two of us departed from the Cady Way Trailhead at Fashion Square Mall a little after 7 pm. We meandered through quiet neighborhoods on the way to Mead Gardens. […]

Personal safety when cycling alone

[Note from LisaB: I’m posting this on behalf of a female Commute Orlando reader who requested anonymity] There is confident, and then there is overconfident. I didn’t realize how much I had fallen into the latter category with my newfound love of cycling until a disturbing incident the other night. I’ve grown so comfortable on […]

First Friday Ride tomorrow!

Join us at 6 p.m., Friday, June 3, at the south entrance to Loch Haven Park  on Princeton, for our monthly ride to promote civility between bikes and cars. Headlight and rear red flasher required. Helmets strongly encouraged, and required, by law, for anyone under 16. We ride, two-by-two, at a comfortable commuter pace of […]

Sure beats a free turkey

Last year, some 12,400 Ikea employees based in the U.S. received a $50 gift card during the holidays. This year, they each got a silver mountain bike. IKEA said it hopes the bikes will help employees by supporting a healthy lifestyle and providing “everyday sustainable transport.” Helmets off to you, Ikea! Read more: http://money.cnn.com/2010/12/10/news/companies/ikea_bike_gift/index.htm?hpt=C2

First Friday: December 3

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season with a casual bike ride through downtown Orlando. December’s First Friday ride will depart from Loch Haven Park at 6 PM. Read more about First Friday rides here. Remember to equip your bike with a head light and tail light. It’s not just […]

Seminole Cyclists’ 2nd Annual Poker Run

This is an incredibly fun cycling event that benefits a worthwhile cause: The Young Survival Coalition, an organization that supports young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer. Cyclists ride from bike shop to bike shop on a marked route throughout Seminole County, drawing a playing card at each one. The object is to have […]