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Posted by on May 30, 2017 in FBA | 0 comments

Last call for National Bike Month

My, how time flies when you’re having fun, especially when having fun on a bicycle.  As the month of May comes to a close, and thus the end of National Bike Month, it’s time to share a few moments of riding and passing of the Alert Today Florida safety baton.  Enjoy!

A side trip to ride around Lake Minneola before heading to Orlando.

 

Town of Eatonville Vice Mayor Rodney Daniels during the Bike Walk Central Florida Bike 5 Cities event.

 

The safety baton at the Dirt Devils Mountain Bike Festival on Virginia Key.

 

FBA award recipients Christine W. Fanchi and Jeff Torkelson during the City of Fort Lauderdale Transportation Summit.

 

A casual tour of the Oldsmar Trail and post ride refreshment with Forward Pinellas Executive Director Whit Blanton.

 

The safety baton went ‘national’ for National Bike Month with an appearance at the Ride of Silence in Houston, Texas with Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg and Bike Houston Advocacy Director Mary Blitzer.

 

The Houston trip was really to attend my niece’s graduation. She ended up joining me at the Ride of Silence.

 

The Dahon couldn’t make the Houston trip, but thanks to B-Cycle bike share, I got to ride..

 

..with the safety baton..in Texas!

 

As the month wrapped up in Florida, the baton was carried by Senator Kathleen Passidomo.

 

For Memorial Day weekend, the Dahon went ‘national’ with a trip to Georgia and a ride along the Suwanee Creek Greenway..

 

..and Chattahoochee Riverwalk trail in Columbus.

 

I hope you enjoyed National Bike Month as much as the Dahon and I did. Keep on pedaling!

Yes, do keep on pedaling – the National Bike Challenge continues through September!

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!

Visit our Advocacy page to read about our legislative platform and to subscribe to email updates.  FBA members have access to these and other files at our Members Document Library.

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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