DATE: February 29, 2012
CONTACT: Michael Mills, Broward County Parks and Recreation
When a week’s worth of events proved popular with the public, the organizers of Bicycle Week opted to expand it to Bicycle Month in 2008. Bicycle Month 2012, returning after a two-year hiatus, now includes more than 60 events and activities from March 1 through 31.
The purposes of this special month are to promote bicycle safety and education; to provide leisure and recreational bicycling opportunities for all ages and abilities; and to offer competitive/challenging cycling opportunities throughout Broward County within both the public and the private sectors.
Bicycle Month 2012 is made possible by Broward County, along with Broward Cycle, the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization, CycleMobility, the Florida Department of Transportation, the Florida Velodrome Association, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, the South Florida Bicycle Coalition, and South Florida Commuter Services. Together these organizations have committed to hosting bicycle rodeos, recreational rides, nature bike hikes, track racing, and rides for the physically disabled.
For further information, visit broward.org/parks, click on THINGS TO DO, then select “Bicycle Month 2012” from the left navigation. Follow Broward County Parks and Recreation on Facebook and YouTube.