Thursday, May 19, 2011

Bike To Work Day Tomorrow

Tomorrow Friday, May 20th is National Bike to Work Day. Once again, information was just received and once again, sorry for the late notice of details.

Bike to Work 2011

Have you ridden your Bike to Work Lately?

Join Council Member Don Redman on May 20, 2011 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 person for this group is Phil Foreman 904- 982-4380.

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.

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

We will all meet briefly on Pearl Street between the CSX building and the Times Union Center for performing Arts before ending at Hemming Plaza around 7:30AM. Mayor John Peyton and Council Member Don Redman will gather with cyclist 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.

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Jeremiah said...

it's shaping up to be "bike to work year" for me. :-)

JohnnyK said...

It was awesome to have a police escort to work today! The Arlington group was really small only 4 of us showed up but I was proud to be counted as one of four.

Ernie said...

Bought a new house off Yellow Bluff Rd a year ago which ended my daily bike commute to work in Mandarin. Man do I miss riding to work everyday, not to mention receiving my $25 Bicycle Act monthly incentive. Hope you all had a great ride and I envy all who can can commute to your workplace rain or shine.