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Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in FBA | 0 comments

Carrying the Safety Baton for Florida Bike Month

Welcome March!  Welcome Florida Bike Month!

It’s true, Governor Rick Scott signed the proclamation, our 2016 Annual Award recipients have been announced and events are scheduled across the state.  How will you celebrate Florida Bike Month?

Florida Bicycle Association will spend this March in a unique way as the Alert Today Florida Safety Baton holder.

Safety baton and water bottle fit nicely on the bicycle rack.

The Safety Baton represents the Alert Today Florida focused initiative to drive down traffic fatalities.  Florida Bicycle Association will carry this baton throughout the month of March.  Every appearance and occasion will serve to remind everyone of the importance of bicycle and pedestrian transportation safety.

The first stop took place today in Tallahassee as FBA and the baton attended the Florida Department of Transportation Bicycle and Pedestrian Partnership Council meeting.

Florida Bicycle and Pedestrian Partnership Council members outside of the Florida Department of Transportation.

This first week of Florida Bike Month will be busy with a bicycle ride outside of Live Oak to ground-truth an FDOT rumble stripe treatment, an appearance on Polk Government Television and a trip to Washington, D.C., to attend the League of American Bicyclists National Bike Summit.

I actually rode the Dahon to the meeting today, not from Oldsmar, but from the motel.

Suffice to say, the Dahon was parked at the bicycle rack during the meeting.

The post meeting ride was spent at Cascade Park.  What a start to Florida Bike Month!  Follow FBA and the Alert Today Florida Safety Baton on our Facebook page!

Keep it safe and enjoy Florida Bike Month!

Congratulations to our 2016 Annual Award recipients!  Click here  for a complete listing.

Do you have a bicycle story to tell?  Photos to share?  Be our guest and be our next guest blogger!  Send your story and photos to Becky@floridabicycle.org.

Speaking of stories, our quarterly Messenger newsletter is available online for your internet reading pleasure.  Visit the FBA website Home page or click here.  Want a hard copy of our Messenger?  Join Florida Bicycle Association or visit one of our bicycle shop members!

Complete Streets Savvy, or CSS, is a general bicycle educational presentation.  The purpose is to provide basic information with regards to the Florida Department of Transportation’s adoption of Complete Streets policy and how cyclists and motorists can share the road safely. This presentation runs 10 – 15 minutes and is designed for legislators, civic organizations and other entities that meet regularly and need informative content.  There is no fee.  Make your request for CSS today!

Florida legislative session is right around the corner.  Visit our Advocacy page to read about our legislative platform and to subscribe to email updates.

Bike Florida and Florida Bicycle Association share a common cause in bicycle education for residents and visitors to the Sunshine State.  Share the Road license plate proceeds benefit Bike Florida and Florida Bicycle Association to further these bicycle educational efforts.  What’s on your motor vehicle?  Get the Share the Road license plate!

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