Entries by Mighk

Downtown Holiday Lights Ride

Is it a ride to see the holiday lights, or a ride with holiday lights on your bike? Yes! We’ll meet at Lake Eola Park along Eola Drive near the Civil War memorial, and ride for about an hour-and-a-half or so, ogling at decorated houses and our own manicly-flashing selves.  Afterward we hang out at […]

Abandoned Crosswalks

  What is a crosswalk? Definitions (Section 316.003(6)F.S.) CROSSWALK: (a) That part of a roadway at an intersection included within the connections of the lateral lines of the sidewalks on opposite sides of the highway, measured from the curbs or, in the absence of curbs, from the edges of the traversable roadway, or (b) Any […]

Portland Motorists Not Feeling the Love

From Mother Nature Network: Portland, Oregon is touted as an oasis for cyclists and public-transportation lovers.  The city spends over $3 million annually on bicycle safety improvements and features an extensive network of bike lanes, bike racks, and rails-to-trails features.  Amidst discussion of the newest initiative, a Portland Bureau of Transportation draft of the Portland […]

P4P

That’s short-hand for Pedal for Pride, and this is the third year for this event bringing together Parramore Kidz Zone (PKZ), Get Active Orlando, Florida Bicycle Association and others to help the kids of Orlando’s Parramore neighborhood enjoy the experience of cycling.

Excellence

Maybe a bit deep for a Friday, but I happened upon this quote while perusing the list of quotes I keep for e-mails and thought I’d share.   I don’t recall exactly where I found it — it wasn’t at the original source — but it’s one of my favorites and I believe it applies […]

Help Wanted

The Florida Safety Council and Florida Bicycle Association are looking for instructors for their Alternative Transportation Education (ATE) classes. This 3-hour course is taught to motorists with suspended licenses or otherwise less-than-stellar driving records.  It’s a great opportunity to teach safe cycling practices to potential cyclists, as well as teaching roadway sharing principles to motorists. […]

Which Cycling Politics: Doom or Possibility?

“If you don’t stand up, you don’t stand a chance.” — Genesis, Squonk A woman walks into a marketing and public relations firm and sits down to talk with their lead strategist. “Our organization has a fun, safe and healthy activity we wish to promote, but we’re struggling to figure out the right approach,” she says. […]

Xtracycle Sponsors Community Activism

To make up for my previous bummer of a post I am providing this link. Have a look below and find a list of the extraordinary folks who received discounted/free Xtracycles in return for their contributions to their communities.

Sharing the Pain

I’ve been recording lunch-time observations of bicyclist behavior in downtown Orlando (maybe a better term is “people on bicycles”).  A few days ago I brought my camera along. These photos of illegal and unsafe bicycling behavior were shot in a little over a half-hour in a one-block stretch of Central Blvd. in downtown Orlando, and […]

Volunteers “Bike-Bus” Drivers Needed

Volunteers Needed to “Drive Bike-Buses” to VegFest! As part of the 350.org International Day of Climate Action 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.  Help out by “driving” a Bike-Bus and show Central Florida how […]