Have you Ridden your Bike to Work Lately?
Join Council Member Don Redman and the North Florida Bicycle Club on May 15, 2009 for “Ride Your Bike to Work Day”. Organized group rides will depart from 3 locations in Jacksonville. Each group will have an escort provided by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. Bike shop owners have also volunteered vans to transport other personal belongings for the trip Downtown. The Police escort and Van service will not be available for the return trip.
- The Arlington group will depart at 7:05 AM from the Food Lion located at 966 Arlington Rd N, Jacksonville, FL across from Champion Cycling. The contact person for this group is Jim McDonald 904-724-4922.
Route: West in Arlington Expressway Service rd: south on Cesery blvd merging to University blvd: West on Atlantic blvd: north on Kings ave: west on Prudential dr: north on Hendricks ave west on Gulf Life dr: over Acosta Bridge: east on Water st : north on Hogan to Hemming Plaza.
- The Southside group will depart at 6:50 AM from Kmart located at 9600 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL near the intersection of San Jose and St. Augustine Road. The contact persons for this group are Phil Foreman 904-982-4380 and North Florida Bicycle Club General Director Bert Shaw at 415-425-2334.
Route: North on San Jose Boulevard: north on Hendricks ave: west on Gulf Life dr: over Acosta Bridge: east on Water st: north on Hogan to Hemming Plaza.
- The Westside group will depart at 7:10 AM from Publix located at 4495 Roosevelt Blvd #103, Jacksonville, FL. The contact person for this group is Charlie Fetzer 904-716-7364 and North Florida Bicycle Club General member Jeanne Hargrave at 904-563-7724. Route: North on St Johns ave: west on King st: north on Riverside ave: east on Water st: north on Hogan to Hemming Plaza.
Member Don Redman will gather for a short ceremony where Mayor Peyton will present a proclamation to the North Florida Bicycle Club. Council Member Redman will provide juice and bagels for the riders. The North Florida Bicycle Club will provide Cycling Guides.
On May 13, 2009 three bike shops will provide commuting workshops from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Champion Cycling will host a workshop in Arlington, 724-4922, and Mandarin 262-5744.
Lakeshore Cycling, 384-7945, will host a Westside clinic. All bicycle commuter workshops are free
and open to the public.
Please visit www.jtafla.com for information concerning bikes on buses.