Thursday afternoon, under a cloudy sky with light rain, Mr. Tim Bustos, the Executive Director of the Florida Bicycle Association formally presented the League of American Bicyclists' Bronze-level Award to the City of Fernandina Beach. Mayor Sarah Pelican accepted the award on behalf of the City, and then bicyclists in attendance departed on a 12 mile community bicycle ride.
This award recognizes the City of Fernandina Beach as a "Bicycle Friendly Community". Placards depicting the recognition will be placed at key locations around town. You can read more about the award and the League of American Bicyclists at www.bikeleague.org , and read more about the Florida Bicycle Association at www.floridabicycle.org .
Below, Sallie McDonald and Len Kreger, key members of the Team that prepared the Bicycle Friendly application, pose with a Bicycle Friendly placard at Main Beach. Other Team members were Kelly Gibson, John Mandrake and David Bishop.
Shown below is part of the crowd at the ceremony. In front, from right to left are; Tim Bustos, Executive Director of the FBA; Charles Corbett, Commissioner; Sarah Pelican, Mayor; Arlene Filcoff, Commissioner; Sallie McDonald; Joe Gerrity, City Manager; and Mike Pikula.