Broward County Parks announces the return of Florida Bicycle Month - March 2015. 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.
2015 Bicycle Month Calendar of Events (events will be updated as they are announced)
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 13, 2015, at Tree Tops Park in Davie. 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 email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Broward County’s newest mode of public transportation, Broward B-cycle, rolled into action in 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.
Since its launch, the Broward B-cycle system established 22 stations in six Broward County cities. Milestones include:
- 95,560 trips taken since B-cycle launch
- 1,418 annual members enrolled
- 19 percent increase in usage from 2013 to 2014
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.
Florida Recreation and Park Association Bicycle Month Promotion
Bethany Lamar with the City of Tamarac Community Center won the Bicycle Month promotion at the Florida Recreation and Park Association's holiday luncheon on December 5, 2014. Bethany won a bicycle, helmet, and lock to be used as a giveaway prize at her Bicycle Month event in March 2015. Congrats!
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.
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:
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 Website 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 the South Florida's most beautiful parks by bicycle. Store hours are Wednesday through 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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