Great things are happening locally in Downtown Orlando and the surrounding neighborhoods! Our little city is growing up so fast, and it is so cool to watch and be a part of it.
Last week Orlando launched Orlando Bike Share and though I haven’t had a chance to use it myself I was pleasantly surprised to see them being used around town all of last weekend. I love the idea of hopping on a bike and just riding around for the day, Florida has the best bike weather so Orlando Bike Share will definitely continue to gain popularity.
There are currently 4 hubs in the center of Downtown Orlando, with plans to add more on the Orlando MainStreets as well as I-Drive. Imagine hopping on a bike Downtown for coffee, then pedaling on through Mills50 and Ivanhoe Village, and if you’re feeling adventurous, all the way Winter Park! Orlando is such a bikeable city! Ride the bike lanes on the main roads or cruise through the brick paved back roads, no matter what route you take there is plenty to do along the way. They’ve made reserving bikes super easy with the use of an app, you see where bikes are available, and where you can drop them off. You actually don’t even have to return them to a ‘hub’, for a fee you can leave it locked on any bike rack, awesome! It is an affordable way to spend the day and an affordable cost if you’re looking for a better way to commute to and from work. Plans start at $5/hour and go up to $99/year. And for your businesses out there, there are a ton of sponsorship perks and even advertising opportunities.
Spend this weekend getting to know your city from a bike’s point of view!
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