Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Jan. 15 "meet and greet event" with LAB official at Fort Myers Trek

Plan to stop by the Fort Myers Trek store on Jan. 15th, 4-6 p.m. for this great opportunity to mingle with national and local bike advocates.

·        What: "Meet and Greet" with Steve Clark, League of American Bicyclists’ new Bicycle Friendly Community Specialist
·        Who’s Invited: Bike advocates countywide
·        Date: Thursday, Jan. 15, 4-6 p.m.
·        Where: Fort Myers Trek, 8291 Dani Drive, Suite 105; southwest corner of Colonial Blvd. and Six Mile Cypress Parkway
·        Refreshments: To be provided by Trek

This is a great opportunity to exchange information and ideas both with Steve Clark (with the League of American Bicyclists) and with other advocates from around the county. Clark is visiting Southwest Florida the week of Jan. 12 as part of LAB’s Bicycle Friendly Community program (see schedule below). It's also a chance to visit Trek's new store in Fort Myers, which is located in a shopping area called Colonial Corner where Lowe's is located. A big thank you to the local Trek team for hosting this get-together, and to the corporate offices of Trek for funding this national initiative!

So, plan to drop by the Trek store between 4-6 p.m., be part of the conversation, enjoy the company and the refreshments. We hope to see you there!


Steve Clark, LAB

Lee County was selected as one of the 100 communities LAB will be visiting in 2015, as part of its new initiative to bring bicycle-friendly expertise directly to the local level, with the support of Trek and Trek dealers. Click here for the LAB letter about their upcoming visit. Clark has been a long-time bicycle advocate, a LAB-certified Instructor and trainer of instructors, and was the bicycle coordinator in Boulder, CO -- one of the most bicycle-friendly communities in the country. To read more about Steve, check out LAB's article. 

The following visits have been scheduled by Clark:

·        Jan. 12--Sanibel
·        Jan. 13--Naples
·        Jan. 14--Punta Gorda
·        Jan. 15--Cape Coral
·        Jan. 16--Bonita Springs
·        Feb. 4--Fort Myers

The goal is to help Lee County (and cities within Lee County) become more bicycle friendly and ultimately become recognized as a "Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC)." This is an exciting opportunity to get some hands-on technical assessment of our bicycling infrastructure and to learn about best practices from other communities.

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