Give it a try! Biking to work and school takes some planning and effort, but once you get the hang of it you’ll like it. Organized group rides to downtown will depart from 3 locations in Jacksonville; Arlington, Mandarin, and Westside. Group rides will depart at 7:00 AM and arrive downtown at Hemming Plaza for a 7:30 – 8:00 AM continental breakfast. Each group will be accompanied by members of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, and will include a bicycle shop van to transport riders’ belongings. No assistance is provided for return home trip.
Three free bicycle commuting workshops will be held Monday May 17 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM at local bike shop locations. Champion Cycling will host work shops in Arlington, 904-724-4922, and Mandarin 904-262-5744. Lakeshore Bicycles & Fitness, 904-388-0612, will host a Westside clinic. All bicycle commuter workshops are free and open to the public.
For those riders interested in acquiring their (BOB) bicycles on buses permit, they are no longer required. Please visit JTA website for video instruction to use Bicycles on Buses.
ARLINGTON7:05 AMContact person: Jim McDonald 904-724-4922
FoodLion Shopping Center on Arlington Rd, north of the Arlington Expressway across from Champion Cycling
Route: West on 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.
SOUTHSIDE 6:50 AMContact person: Phil Foreman 904-982-4380
Mandarin K-Mart at the intersection of San Jose Blvd and Old St Augustine Rd
Route: North on San Jose Blvd: north on Hendricks Ave: west on Gulf Life Dr: over Acosta Bridge: east on Water St: north on Hogan to Hemming Plaza.
WESTSIDE 7:10 AMContact person: Charlie Fetzer from LakeShore Bicycles & Fitness: 904-716-7364
PublixShopping 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.