FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Heather Fagan, 407.246.3423
Cassandra Lafser, 407.246.2182
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer Encourages Residents to Pedal Into Work for National Bike Month
Mayor Dyer will host “Bike to Work Day," and event that includes a bike ride from Dartmouth Park in the College Park neighborhood to City Hall in Downtown Orlando. As part of the event, participants will receive free coffee or tea from Starbucks, bike tune-ups from Kyle’s Bike Shop and a one-way LYNX bus pass. 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 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 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.
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