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Contact: Heather Fagan 407.246.3423
Cassandra Lafser 407.246.2182
Pedal Into Work With Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer for National Bike to Work Day
In celebration of National Bike to Work Day,
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer is encouraging all citizens in Central
Florida to ride a bike to work tomorrow and take an active role
in reducing our impact on the environment.
Mayor Dyer will celebrate “Bike to Work Day” by leading a bike
ride from Infusion Tea, in the College Park neighborhood to City
Hall in Downtown Orlando. As part of the event, participants
will also receive coffee or tea from Infusion Tea by bringing
their own mug, bike tune-ups from Kyle’s Bike Shop and a one-way
LYNX bus pass to College Park.
New this year, a “Bicycle Flash Mob” coordinated by Bike/Walk
Central Florida featuring cyclists of all types will meet at
7:30 a.m. outside the Orange County Regional History Center at
Central Boulevard and Magnolia Avenue. The group will join the
Mayor’s ride in progress at Orange Avenue and Central Boulevard.
||Friday, May 6, 2011
Participants will gather at Infusion Tea starting at 7:30 a.m.
Ride starts at 8:00 a.m. at Infusion Tea with arrival at City
Hall at approximately 8:30 a.m.
||Mayor Dyer and Orlando citizens will leave
from College Park’s Infusion Tea (1600 Edgewater Drive) with a
final destination at City Hall (400 South Orange Avenue).
The City of Orlando has been designated a “Bicycle Friendly Community”
consistently since 2000. The City promotes bicycling as a form of
transportation by incorporating complete streets policies to make roads
safe and accessible to all users, and created the “Got Bikes?..Ride ‘em”
community action presentation to educate cyclists and motorists about
history, safety, and benefits of bicycling. The City also participates
in the Pedal for Pride bike ride with the City Kidz and City Teenz of
Parramore, and works directly with the Orlando Police Department to
provide education, safety training and enforcement for bicycling.