Monday, May 3, 2010

National Bike Month 2010

Bike Month this year is packed! All of these events have at least been mentioned on our Facebook Page once, except for the Cargo Bike Picnic (thank you Bike Jax for the information). Also, all of these events are free and open to the public.

Location: Three Layers Cafe
Time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Date: May 8

Join Ready 2 Ride Bike Tours and SPAR as we leisurely make our way through the historic district, enjoying the interesting history, unique architecture, and beautiful tree canopy along the way.
Bring your own bike and ride for free, or rent one for $25. Meet at Three Layers Cafe: 1602 Walnut Street. 32206. (corner of 6th &   Walnut).

Time: 2:00 pm-2:30 pm
Date: May 16

Time: 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
Date: May 17
This will be one of three bike clinics for you to get ready for Bike To Work Day. The other two will be at Champion Cycling in Arlington, 904-724-4922, and Mandarin 904-262-5744 at the same times. For more information, please come into the store, call us at 904-388-0612, or email us at We hope to see you there.

     4. Ride of Silence
Time: 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Date: May 19
Join cyclists worldwide in a silent, slow paced ride (max.12 m.p.h.) in honor of those who have been injured or killed while cycling in public roadways.
Cyclists wil take to the roads in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured. Although cyclists have the legal right to share the road with motorists, the motoring public often isn't aware of these rights, and sometimes not aware of cyclists themselves.
The Ride of Silence is a free ride that asks it's cyclists to ride no faster than 12 m.p.h. and remain silent during the ride. There are no sponsors and no registration fees. The ride, which is held during bike safety month, aims to raise the awareness of motorists, police, and city officials that cyclists have a legal right to the public roadways. The ride is also to show respect for those who have been injured and killed.

     5. Bike To Work Day
Location: In information below
Time: In information below
Date: May 21
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.

ARLINGTON 7:05 AM Contact person: Jim McDonald 904-724-4922
Food Lion 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 AM Contact 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 AM Contact person: Charlie Fetzer from LakeShore Bicycles & Fitness: 904-716-7364
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.

     6. Cargo Bike Picnic
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: May 23
For more information visit the website by clicking link in title.

Almost forgot, Tour de Cure is May 22, 2010. We will be there for repairs.

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