Think Spring

Think Spring by  Chris Chapline, Bike Florida Ride Ambassador When I think back on last years Bike Florida Spring Tour I find myself smiling. I was in my happy place ALL week. Between the people, the bike riding, the weather and the food, I just don’t know where to...

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Ride to Eat or Eat to Ride

      RIDE TO EAT OR EAT TO RIDE by Bike Florida Executive Director Joy Hancock A little something you may not know about me is that in my late teens and early twenties I was overweight.  I needed to lose roughly 30 pounds or so to reach a healthy weight, and for many...

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Holiday Food and Fun

Holiday Food and Fun This is the time of year when we spend time with friends and family, eat lots of delicious food, drink gluhwein, and sit by the fire (unless you’re in Florida, that is), in a state of gluttonous bliss.  This is the time of year when you don’t...

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Bike Florida: More Than a Spring Tour

    Bike Florida: More Than a Spring Tour In case you didn’t notice, Bike Florida has been pretty busy lately.  While some of it has been related to our 2018 Spring Tour, we have also been involved with three back-to-back events that have taken the majority of our...

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Training for the Sand & Stars Tour

TRAINING FOR THE SAND & STARS TOUR In my previous blog I covered the very basics about how to start getting prepared now for our 2018 Spring Tour.  I do know that for many of you who are just entering into the crazy world of bicycle touring there are still a lot of...

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Surviving Your First Bike Tour

SURVIVING YOUR FIRST BIKE TOUR   by Bike Florida Executive Director Joy Hancock There you are, in front of your computer, mouse hovering over the “register” button on Bike Florida’s Sand and Stars Spring Tour page.  Somehow, somewhere, the idea of riding your bike for...

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Kendra Newman

Kendra Newman, Member at Large Kendra made the move from Ohio to Florida in 2001 and loves that the weather allows cycling all year. New to the Bike Florida Board in 2016 she is enthusiastic about encouraging everyone to get on a bike for short or long rides. She is...

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Bike to Work Day – One Rider’s Perspective

  BIKE TO WORK DAY - ONE RIDER'S PERSPECTIVE By Kendra Newman, Bike Florida Board of Directors Member In honor of Bike to Work Day, I documented my morning commute to encourage others to try riding their bikes to work. Bike to Work Day calls for a special ride to...

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