Bicycle Month - Something for Everyone!!
Broward County Parks announces the return of Florida Bicycle Month - March 2014. Florida Bicycle Month features a number of fitness and education-centered events for riders of all ages to enjoy. Events will take place throughout the month at various county and city parks.
Click here for the 2014 Bicycle Month Events Calendar
2014 Bicycle Month Proclamation (PDF)
2014 Bicycle Month Proclamation
Traffic Safety Presentation and Bicycle Rodeo Training
The Broward County Highway Construction and Engineering Division, in conjunction with the Broward County Parks and Recreation Division, is holding a Traffic Safety Presentation and Bicycle Rodeo Training on February 14, 2014 at Tree Tops Park in Davie, FL. This workshop teaches participants how to fit bicycle helmets correctly, bicycle/pedestrian laws and safety tips, defensive walking and bicycling skills, and how to conduct a bicycle rodeo. Participants will ride bicycles to practice the skills they will teach children during rodeos and in other educational settings. Anyone interested in teaching children about bicycle and pedestrian safety is encouraged to attend. Preregistration is required.
For more information or to preregister, call 954-577-4618, visit the event registration Webpage, or e-mail email@example.com.
Broward County’s newest mode of public transportation, Broward B-cycle, rolled into action on December 14, 2012. This bike-sharing system allows people to check out a bicycle at a public bike station for a small fee and return it to another station when done. Broward B-cycle is a new affordable and a convenient way of taking short trips around town or connecting to other transportation such as BCT. It is also the latest healthy way of reducing traffic congestion, pollution and carbon emissions.
In it's first year, the Broward B-cycle system established 26 stations with 275 bicycles in six Broward County cities. Milestones of the first year include:
- 24,190 trips taken by nearly 16,000 users
- 3,443,408 calories burned
- 4,464 gallons of fuel saved
- 87,804 pounds of carbon (CO2) offset
Join the two-wheel revolution and sign up to receive an annual membership* pass. Visit the Broward B-cycle Website for more information and locations.
South Florida Commuter Services Bicycling Guide
The South Florida Commuter Services Website has a wealth of information on proper bicycling etiquette and safety tips that are helpful to riders at any experience level. From hand signals and Florida bicycle laws to tax benefits for bicycle commuters, the South Florida Commuter Services Website is your go-to site for bicycling information. For more information, visit the Website.
Florida's Pedestrian & Bicycling Safety Resource Center
Looking for bicycling events, resources, safety guides, and giveaways? Look no further than the University of Florida and Florida Department of Transportation's PedBike Resource Center Website.
Volunteers Sought for Tandem Skill Development Program
Parks and Recreation Division’s Special Populations Section is seeking volunteers for its Tandem Bike Skill Development Program for adults who are blind or visually impaired. The program will meet for two hours, once a week for five consecutive weeks in February and March. Sighted and blind/visually impaired riders will be paired on tandem bicycles (bicycles built for two riders) to form a partnership. The program provides blind/visually impaired adults with opportunities for physical activity, fun, fitness and social interchange. To volunteer or for more information, call 954-357-8170 or email SpecialPopulations@broward.org.
Florida Bicycle Month Jerseys - Get Yours Today!
Florida Bicycle Month jerseys are now available! Jerseys can be purchased for $45 at the following Broward County park offices:
- Anne Kolb Nature Center
- Brian Piccolo Park
- Central Broward Regional Park & Stadium
- Long Key Natural Area and Nature Center
- Markham Park
- Vista View Park
Bike Racks on Buses
All BCT buses are equipped with bike racks so cyclists can easily transition from riding their bike to riding the bus – a healthy and green alternative to the automobile. Bikes ride for free! For more information on bus routes, visit the Broward County Transit Webpage to learn how to reach your destination.
Bike America at Quiet Waters Park
Bike America at Quiet Waters Park features bike rentals, sales, and service. Enjoy one of South Florida's most beautiful parks by bicycle. Store hours are Wednesday - Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed Monday and Tuesday. Rentals include dual-suspension mountain bikes, hard-trail mountain bikes, comfort bikes, kids' bikes, and kids trailers. GoPro cameras and knee and elbow pads are also available to rent. Call 954-570-8122 for more information and group rates.
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