Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Friday Is Bike To Work Day

This is just a reminder that Friday, May 16th is National and Jackaonville Bike To Work Day. If you have not yet made plans to participate. Please check the list of meeting locations below and show your support for cycling in Jacksonville.

Live too far out to make the ride in or are the meeting locations not convenient to you? Put your bike on a bus to downtown and meet at Hemming Plaza between 7:30 - 8:00 a.m. for a continental breakfast. I cannot stress how important it is for us fill Hemming Plaza with bikes this Friday. It is one of the very few times Jacksonville cyclists will have the full and undivided attention of the Mayor and City Council.

There is more information here.

The current departure schedule for Friday May 16 is as follows:

ARLINGTON 7:05a.m. departure
Ride leaves Food Lion Shopping Center on Arlington Road, north of the
Arlington Expressway across from Champion Cycling and Fitness

Route: West in Arlington Expressway Service Rd, south on Cesery Blvd.
merge onto University Blvd. Turn right [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.

SOUTHSIDE 6:50 a.m. departure
Ride leaves Mandarin K Mart at the intersection of San Jose Boulevard
and Old St Augustine Road.

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.

WESTSIDE 7:10a.m. departure
Ride leaves Publix Shopping Center next to Roosevelt Mall.

Route: North on St Johns Ave: west on King St: north on Riverside Ave:
east on Water St: north on Hogan to Hemming Plaza.


ArchiPhreak said...

I biked to work today...and every day for the last 3 weeks. I wasn't able to get to the Plaza in time. Hopefully you'll be posting some photos of the get together here. I'm anxious to see what kind of turn out there was.

Trinity Rescue Mission said...

Trinity Rescue Mission will be hosting their annual Rescue Ride at the Baldwin-Jacksonville Rail trail on June 7, 2008. For more information visit

The Rescue Ride offers three fully supported options: (1.) Metric Century Plus - 64 mile route starting at 7:30am. Metric riders will have motorcycle escorts while on public roads (2.) The Power Ride - 28 mile route entirely on the beautiful Jacksonville - Baldwin Rail Trail starting at 8:30am. (3.) The Fun Ride - a 14 mile route on the beautiful Jacksonville - Baldwin Trail starting at 9:00am. All rides start and finish at the Baldwin Visitor Center.