Tallahassee Leon County Bike Expo celebrates cycling in the Capital City

Posted at 3:44 PM, May 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-01 12:31:14-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - It's all about hitting the streets on two wheels!

May is Bike Month, and the City of Tallahassee and Leon County are working together to hold events just for cyclists. Here are a few of the events being promoted this month:

Tuesday, May 1

Tallahassee-Leon County Bike Expo, 6 p.m. – To officially kick off Bike Month, an expo for cyclists will be offered at the Anita Favors Thompson Plaza at Lake Anita (under the Duval Street overpass at FAMU Way and S. Adams Street). Planning staff will walk participants through the ins and outs of traveling around Tallahassee on two wheels. Some topics that will be covered include basic set-up, equipment and safety. Local bicycle shops including Bird Legs Bicycles, the Great Bicycle Shop, Higher Ground and Bicycle House will be on hand to provide tune-ups. Local food trucks will be available, too. After the class, Planning staff will lead participants on a ride through beautiful Cascades Park, 1001 S. Gadsden Street.

Saturday, May 5

Slow Roll Boomer Bike Ride, 9:30 a.m. – In partnership with AARP and Pace Bike Share, a bike ride for all ages will offer a tour of central Tallahassee. The ride will begin at the Anita Favors Thompson Plaza at Lake Anita. From there, participants will travel along FAMU Way to Cascades Park, getting an in-depth tour of Tallahassee’s Central Park and the newly re-opened Smokey Hollow Barbershop. Participants will not have to bring their own bike to participate, only a helmet. Pace Bike Share will provide a special promotional code for the event, allowing participants to rent bikes for free. Registration for the Slow Roll Boomer Bike Ride is required.

Tuesday, May 8, and Wednesday, May 9

Bike Month Proclamation – The City and County Commissions will recognize May as National Bike Month with a formal proclamation at their respective meetings. The Leon County Commission meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 8, beginning at 3 p.m. at the Leon County Courthouse, located at 301 S. Monroe Street. The Tallahassee City Commission meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 9, beginning at 4 p.m. at City Hall, located at 300 S. Adams Street. Both meetings are open to the public.

Saturday, May 19 

Tour de Farm: A Tour of Tallahassee’s Farmer’s Markets on Bike, 9:30 a.m. – Staff will lead participants on a tour of several farmer’s markets located within the city. Stops include the Tallahassee Downtown Marketplace, Frenchtown Farmer’s Market and Lake Ella Grower’s Market. Participants are encouraged to bring money and reusable bags to purchase and store items from each of the markets. The Tour de Farm will begin at Railroad Square, 602 McDonnell Drive. Registration for this event is required.

For more info on these events, click here.