Downtown Holiday Lights Ride

xmas lite bikeIs it a ride to see the holiday lights, or a ride with holiday lights on your bike?


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 the park with a table full of drinks and snacks.  Carol & Mighk will provide the (weather-appropriate) drinks and cups; you bring goodies for all to share.

Date:  Sunday, December 20

Start Time: we roll out at 6:PM

Length: about an hour-and-a-half of riding

Equipment: front & rear lights are required; other lights encouraged (solar-recharged LED units are now available; perfect for the bike); helmets are a good idea

17 replies
    • Judi R
      Judi R says:

      We took our kids, Jeff and his girlfriend last night to the ride in Casselberry. They asked if they could join us for this one, and are bringing some of their friends. They had such a good time.

    • J.Young
      J.Young says:

      You don’t have to be part of a bike club to attend right? This sounds like fun and I would love to just go for a ride and see the lights too

      • Keri
        Keri says:

        This ride is for everyone! All types of bikes, all ages. It’s casual and social (as are all the rides we do at CommuteOrlando).

  1. Les
    Les says:

    I plan on pedaling the light fantastic as well! Any recommendations on where to get the solar-rechargeable LED Christmas lights? Might have to order online.

  2. fred_dot_u
    fred_dot_u says:

    My first wife and I are considering to make the long drive to Orlando, since the SunRail is not yet in place and won’t be stopping in Daytona anyway, to attend this wonderful event, while traveling on our tandem, festooned with lights. Festooned, wasn’t that one of the barflies in Gunsmoke?

    What’s parking like in that part of the world on a sunday night? I have a friend in Altamonte Springs, but that maps out to eleven miles on roads of which we are quite unfamiliar. We’ll be lit up, regardless, but parking near, or even a few miles away would be okay. I’d think that sunday parking near the park is not metered?

  3. Mighk
    Mighk says:

    Parking may be tight near the park, but there’s free on-street parking throughout much of the neighborhood. And yes, it’s free on Sunday even at the metered spots.

  4. fred_dot_u
    fred_dot_u says:

    Thanks to the Google map link, we have a pretty good idea of the general area, but is there a better way to find the precise location? Is there a General statute to represent the memorial?

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