FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Heather Fagan 407.246.3423
Cassandra Lafser (407) 246-2182
Pedal Into Work with Orlando Mayor
Buddy Dyer for National Bike Month
In celebration of National Bike Month in May,
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer is encouraging all citizens in Central Florida
to ride a bike to work and take an active role in reducing our impact on
Mayor Dyer will celebrate “Bike to Work Day” by leading a bike ride from
Dartmouth Park in the College Park neighborhood to City Hall in Downtown
Orlando. As part of the event, participants will also receive coffee or
tea from Starbucks, bike tune-ups from Kyle’s Bike Shop and a one-way
LYNX bus pass to College Park.
Last year, this annual event had 190 cyclists participate.
The City of Orlando has been designated a
“Bicycle Friendly Community” consistently since 2000 and is home to more
than 280 miles of urban bicycling trails, signed routes and lanes and a
designated Bicycle Friendly Community. 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
Mayor Dyer and Orlando citizens will leave from Dartmouth Park (822
Dartmouth Street) with a final destination at City Hall (400 South
Friday, May 25, 2012
Participants will gather at Dartmouth Park starting at 7:30 a.m.
Ride starts at 8:00 a.m. at Dartmouth Park with arrival at City Hall at
approximately 8:30 a.m.