Bike Week – May 3 – 10, 2014

Bike Week Events

May 3rd – 10th 2014

 

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May 3 -10 2014 has been designated as Tallahassee-Leon County Bike Week – an opportunity to celebrate bicycling and the numerous reasons to ride. Whether you bike to work or school to save money or time, to preserve your health or the environment; to explore your community or get to your destination, Bike Week is a perfect time to experience how cycling benefits you and your community.

There are lots of great events and rides planned:

Planned Events During Bike Week::

  • Helmet Giveaway
  • Cycle Savvy Courses
  • Bike to School and Bike to Work Days
  • Tallahassee Bike Festival at Cascades Park

For complete details visit Commuter Service of North Florida’s Website: http://www.commuterservices.org/commuters/tallahassee-bike-week2014/

 

CCC Rides During Bike Week

The Capital City Cyclists are sponsoring several beginner rides during the week and we hope you’ll take advantage of them.  We are hosting both paved and off road rides that are great for people who want to try out a group ride for the first time or more experienced cyclists who want to bring a friend.


 

Sunday May 4   Bring a Friend Group ride.

Location: Carriage gate shopping center (Trader Joe’s).

Meet at 7:45 am. Ride starts at 8 am.

A group ride for beginners who would like to be introduced to group rides. The pace will be relaxed typically between 12-15 mph, and the length will be determined at the start depending on the participants. Helmets are required.

Contact: Jim Mann(jim@cccylists.org)


 

Tuesday May 6       Bike Commuter Train (Mass Ride)

 Location: Kerry Forest Parkway to Kleeman plaza, or hop on anywhere on the route.

 Start time 7:00 am, estimated arrival 8:15 am

 Return:  5:45 pm at Kleeman Plaza to Kerry Forest Parkway.

This is a ride led by experienced bike commuters from the Four Oaks Center at the intersection of Kerry Forest Parkway and Shannon Lakes Dr, to downtown (Kleeman Plaza, City Hall and FSU campus). Helmet are required.  People can hop on or off  anywhere they like.

The route will be Shannon Lakes, Shamrock, Killearney Way, Limerick, Delaney, Killearn Center Boulevard, Capital Circle, Lonnblahd Rd, Hermitage Blvd, Goose Pond Trail, Noble Dr., Armistead, Trescott, Mitchell, Miccosukee, Hillcrest, Terrace , Franklin, Call St and Adams St. About 11 miles total.

Contact: Hans van Tol  (hans@cccyclists.org)


Thursday May 8      HG Beginners Mountain Bike Ride

Location: Higher Ground Bicycle Company, 1410 Market street in the Pavilions shopping center.

Time: 5 pm. Duration 1-1.5 hr

Ride from the shop. Beginner ride focused on getting to know the trails, basic technique, and bikes.

Contact: Roger Hawkes (roger@hgbikes.net)


Friday May 9    Friday Night Social Ride.

        Location: St Marks Trail trailhead, Woodville Highway.

Start at 6 pm.   A Ride down the St Marks trail. All riders, all ability levels welcome. St. Marks Bike Trail, starting at the trail head. Ride as far as you wish at your own speed. Plan to be back at the trail head parking lot before dark. Dinner will follow at a place to be determined by the group.

Contact: Dick Rogers (rlr0846@gmail.com)


Saturday May 10.  Neighborhood rides from the Bike festival.

Start at 11 a.m. and at 1 p.m. from Cascade Park. Short neighborhood and downtown rides for beginners. Helmet required.

Contact: Hans van Tol (hans@cccyclists.org)

 

Help us spread the word about these events and encourage your friends to join!