Orlando’s Mayor Dyer hosts “Bike to Work Day” for National Bike Month!

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In celebration of National Bike Month in May, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer is encouraging Central Florida residents to ride a bike into work and take an active role in reducing our impact on the environment by using alternative modes of transportation.

This Friday, Mayor Dyer will host “Bike to Work Day,” and ride his bike ride with Central Florida commuters from Loch Haven Park to City Hall in Downtown Orlando. This year’s Bike to Work Day event falls during SunRail’s free service dates and bicycles are welcome on board of all SunRail trains. The closest station to Loch Haven Park is at Florida Hospital (500 East Rollins Street). Following the ride, the nearest station to City Hall is the Church Street Station (99 West South Street).

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As part of the event, participants will receive free bike tune-ups from Kyle’s Bike Shop, beverages and snacks courtesy of HDR, Inc., and commuter benefits information from reThink. At the conclusion of the ride, medals will be awarded, as well as raffle prizes from some of our local businesses. This year’s sponsors include: CycleHop, David’s World, Orange Cycle, Red Rocket Studios, and Retro City Cycles.

WHEN:
Friday, May 9, 2014
Participants will gather at Loch Haven Park, adjacent to the Mennello Museum starting at 7:30 a.m.

The ride starts at 8:00 a.m. from the Orlando Urban Trail with arrival at City Hall at approximately 8:30 a.m.

WHERE:
Cyclists will leave from Loch Haven Park adjacent to the Mennello Museum of American Art (900 East Princeton Street), utilizing the Orlando Urban Trail, with a final destination at City Hall (400 South Orange Avenue). *A map of the route is attached

(Map PDF)

BACKGROUND:
The City of Orlando has been designated a “Bicycle Friendly Community” consistently since 2000 and is home to more than 300 miles of urban bicycling trails, signed routes and lanes. The City promotes bicycling as a form of transportation by incorporating complete streets policies to make roads safe and accessible to all users, and has created numerous community action initiatives with assistance from the Orlando Police Department to educate cyclists and motorists about the history, safety and benefits of bicycling.