Saturday, August 7, 2010

On the Streets of Lakeland: Pedal In Plaid Social Ride

The Event: Pedal In Plaid
The Location: Downtown Lakeland, FL
The Lowdown: I like to say that Lakeland is a small town with big bike love. This was evident last night for the first Pedal In Plaid social bike ride. Heavy rains just prior to event, followed by hot sun and extremely muggy conditions deterred many, but the faithful showed up and we had a collection of all bike styles and bike cultures. There is talk of making this type of social ride a regular event for Lakeland First Fridays. Big thanks to Mitchell's Coffee House for having lots of lemonade, water and big platter of homemade goodies for all the bikers after the ride.

Event Founder and Lakeland's very own Cycling Sensei, Mitch Harvey from Mitchell's Coffee House

Event supporter, Lorrie Delk Walker

Will Shaffer -Founder of Lakeland's first bike co-op program, Veloswan

Event Supporter and Poster Designer, Matthew Wengerd from A Fine Press

Event Photographer, Christina Wellman, from GenX Media

Photo Credits: Christina Wellman and Tams Wright