Saturday, July 10, 2010

Mark your calendars for 8/18 ribbon-cutting ceremony for completion of Sanibel bridge biking facilities

The Lee County Board of County Commissioners,in partnership with LeeDOT, Parks & Rec, the MPO, and BikeWalkLee, is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, August 18, at 11 a.m. in the tollbooth area (details on logistics to follow), to celebrate the completion of the bicycle facilities at the Sanibel bridge tollbooth (funded with federal stimulus dollars) and the improvements to the shoulders from Old McGregor leading up to the bridge. With these gaps filled, cyclists can now safely ride between the mainland and Sanibel.

BikeWalkLee is on the organizing committee for this event and we're looking for a great turnout. The Caloosa Riders will be organizing a bike ride from the mainland to the event, and hopefully, the Sanibel Bicycle Club will organize a ride from Sanibel over the bridges to the event. Billy's Bikes has graciously agreed to donate water so the participants can stay cool. Invites to the event will go to Lee County Commissioners, MPO members and staff, LeeDOT officials, Parks & Rec staff,FDOT officials, our federal and state elected officials and their local staff, and many more.

This is a great opportunity for the cycling community to say THANKS to the many people who made this project possible, so plan to come and spread the word. Watch the BikeWalkLee blog for further details.

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