Monday, November 5, 2012

Lakeland Named a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists

We did it! The city of Lakeland, FL has received a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community recognition from the League of American Bicyclists. For full story go to


You may have noticed that this blog has been quiet for over a year. There's a reason for that. All the time that I previously dedicated to Lakeland Cycle Chic was transferred to the wonderful organization, BikeLakeland. BikeLakeland has been amazing over the past year. Thanks to this organization, many bicycle friendly action steps have been implemented. Bike racks have been installed in downtown Lakeland,FL and monthly social rides like 'Pub and Grub' have been coordinated. The group is spear headed by Chuck Welch who has been a huge asset to the community. Most recently, BikeLakeland collaborated with the City of Lakeland to apply for a Bicycle Friendly recognition from the League of American Bicyclists. As a cycle chic rider, I am beyond thrilled that BikeLakeland recognizes and includes me.