Thursday, March 19, 2009

It's an exciting week in Central Florida Cycling!

Many exciting events are going on this week and next in the Central Florida cycling community!

Friday, March 20 - Sunday, March 22: OMBA Fat Tire Festival!
We will have a booth at the Santos trailhead, along with other bike shops and vendors. Demo bikes to include: Kona, Orbea, Trek, Trek Women, Specialized, Specialized Women, Giant, Felt and Girth! Where else can you test ride all of these great bikes in one location?!

Wednesday, March 25 - Orlando Bike Month Bicycle Clinic at Retro City Cycles! 6 pm
Learn how to change a flat tire and do basic maintenance to keep your bike running smoothly! Please bring your own wheel.

Thursday, March 26 - Bike to Work Day (please see info below!)

Friday, March 27 - Orlando Critical Mass! 5:30 pm
We leave from Loch Haven Park and cruise through downtown, all bikes welcome!

Saturday, March 28 - Annual MS Fundraising Party/Retro City Cycles 2 year Anniversary Party!
Please join us and help raise money in the fight against MS! Our party is being catered by Black Bean Deli, and Nora's Lake Ivanhoe Wine and Cigars is providing the beer and wine! We are also holding a raffle with great prizes from Black Bean Deli, Nora's, Theatre Downtown, Warm Hearts and Cold Noses Pet Sitting, Heather, Rock n Roll Heaven and many more! Party is from 5-8 pm and we are asking for a $10 donation to MS.Metro

Orlando’s Bike to Work Day is coming soon! – Thursday, March 26 – as part of our Florida Bicycle Month program.

Many of you may be familiar with Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer’s annual bike-to-work-day ride held during May (National Bicycle Month); this will not replace the Mayor’s ride. It will however have a different format. Instead of everyone meeting at one place for one big ride, we’re encouraging everyone to bike to work on the 26th, then meet up with other commuters that afternoon for the ride home.

We have set up a page at where you can RSVP, or suggest another MeetUp time (like the morning, if you prefer) or another location.

More Bicycle Month Events can be found at:

And still more cycling resources can be found at