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BikeLakeland is a group of bicycling enthusiasts in Lakeland, Florida. Our group believes strongly that Lakeland can become one of Florida’s premier bike friendly communities. There are so many unique attractions in our city that can be enjoyed by riding and walking. BikeLakeland’s goal is to make the experience even better. Our bike-friendly weather and bike trails are just our start toward achieving that goal. The BikeLakeland mission is to bring together Lakeland area bicyclists, business people, city employees, and increase awareness to effect positive change for bicycle riders in this area.

We’ve identified an accessible first goal. Lakeland lacks adequate bike parking. BikeLakeland is working to alleviate that problem. Our goal is to raise funds to build at least 5 bike racks in Downtown Lakeland.

In coordination with the City of Lakeland Community Planning and Public Works Departments, we have identified handy potential rack sites throughout downtown. Working with local fabricators BikeLakeland is constructing racks that are visible, inexpensive, secure, accessible and attractive.

Designed to fully compliment and blend into the existing street structures, these bike racks will be attractive and functional additions to our city. They’ll send a powerful message that Lakeland’s downtown merchants welcome bicyclists. Families and individual riders will be able to enjoy the amenities our downtown offers, from the Frances Langford Promenade to Munn Park to the Kentucky shops and restaurants to the Lemon Street Promenade. To purchase and install each multi-bike rack costs less than $1000. Our goal is to raise $10,000.

“We receive and use 100% of funds donated by check to CFGL for BikeLakeland. If you’d like to donate now by credit card please follow this link, but please be aware that 3% your donation will be charged against your card for processing.”

If you’d prefer to donate by fully-deductible check, please make it out to the Community Foundation of Greater Lakeland with “BikeLakeland” in the memo and mail it to:

Community Foundation of Greater Lakeland
1501 South Florida Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33803

Thank you,

Tammy Wright
Fundraising Chair, BikeLakeland

BikeLakeland Task Force

Community:
(Chair) Chuck Welch, Publisher, Lakeland Local
Barry Friedman, Managing Editor/Digital, The Ledger
Mitch Harvey, Owner, Mitchell’s Coffee House
Jess Roberts, Network manager, Polk County School Board
Robert Tucker, Owner, Evolution Records
Will Shaffer, Director, Veloswan
Lorrie Delk Walker, Owner, Lorrie Walker Communications
Tammy Wright, Writer, The Lakeland Pedaller

City:
Anne Furr, Executive Director Lakeland Downtown Development Authority
Tamara Sakagawa, Community Redevelopment Manager, City of Lakeland
Don Selvage, City Commissioner
Julie Townsend, Executive Director, Downtown Lakeland Partnership

Bicycle Shops:
Jason Brown, Owner, Road & Trail Bicycles
Steven Manninen, Owner, LeRoy’s Bikeworks
Steve Strickland, Manager, Bent’s Cyclery

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