Bartow, FL - The Florida Department of Transportation’s Commute Connector program has partnered with the City of Sarasota, Sarasota County and Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) to host a “Bike to Work Day” event. The ride, which will take place before work in downtown Sarasota will take place on Friday, November 1, 2019 starting at 7:30 a.m. The event is part of Mobility Week, an annual initiative from October 25 through November 1, 2019. Mobility Week is a coordinated and concentrated celebration of activities to promote transportation choices and safety.
Commuters that live or work in the greater Sarasota area are invited to grab their bike and helmets, pump up their tires and join us at Payne Park, 2010 Adams Lane, Sarasota, FL 34237. Participants will enjoy a scenic loop through Sarasota’s vibrant downtown with colleagues, neighbors and friends. Registration for the event opens at 7:30 a.m. in the amphitheater area of Payne Park. The guided group ride will begin at 8:00 a.m., and will end by 9:00 a.m. in the same place the ride started. The 2.5-mile, slow-paced ride will be escorted by the Sarasota Police Department.
During the event, an on-site transportation fair will allow residents and commuters to learn more about their commute options from the City of Sarasota, Sarasota County, Sarasota-Manatee MPO and Sarasota County Area Transit. Coffee, water and donuts will be provided at the start of the ride courtesy of Kimley-Horn. Helmets are strongly encouraged.