Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Save the Date-- Feb. 25th: RIDE YOUR BICYCLE TO THE NEW JETBLUE PARK
JETBLUE Park, the new Spring training home of the Boston Red Sox, will be completed soon and BikeWalkLee is working with the Red Sox and Lee County Sports Authority on a Feb. 25th event (to be announced soon) at the new Park, so save the date and details will follow.
Bicycle riders of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to ride their bicycles to this soon be to announced event! Start planning now with your friends, family, co-workers, club, or neighbors to organize a ride to the ball park on Feb. 25th, and then consider pedaling to the park for spring training games and other events held there. Not only does it avoid traffic congestion, it is fun, good for your health, and contributes to the sustainability of Lee County.
BikeWalkLee will offer a bike parking corral – a designated area to safely park your bike— at the Feb. 25th event. BikeWalkLee is looking for volunteers to help staff the bike corral. If you can help out, please contact: Kelly Bishop at firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers will receive a free “3 feet please” t-shirt (pictured above), courtesy of Harvey Software, Inc. and Southwest Florida Bicycling's "3 feet please" campaign.
The JetBlue Park—Bicycle Access Map (see above) shows the various ways to access the park by bicycle, along with the types of bicycle facilities on each of these roads. (Also posted on BikeWalkLee's website.) As soon as the Red Sox management announces the event, we will provide you with more details. Between now and Feb. 25th, check BikeWalkLee’s blog and its Facebook page for frequent updates and new information. For more information or help in planning your ride, please contact: Steve Rodgers at Gatewaycyclist@yahoo.com.
So, save Feb. 25th on your calendar, get your bike in riding condition, and sign-up now to volunteer! It’s going to be a fun event. Stay tuned for more information!