"Not So Noisy" Bike Week Returns to Daytona Beach
Daytona Beach The third annual "Not So Noisy" Bike Week returns to Daytona Beach February 25 through March 2. The Florida Department of Transportation's (FDOT) reThink Your Commute program has partnered with Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona State College, and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to host a series of events to promote bicycle safety and encourage biking to campus.
The events include the following:
- Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Bicycle Fest on Monday, February 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of the Mori Hosseini Student Union
- Daytona State College event on Wednesday, February 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Nunamann Quad
- Bethune-Cookman University event on Wednesday, February 27 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in front of the Parlin Student Center
Several transportation partners will be attending these events, including the River to Sea Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) and FDOT's Alert Today Alive Tomorrow team. A limited number of free helmets will be distributed at each of the campus events, thanks to Florida's Pedestrian & Bicycling Safety Resource Center.
The week will conclude with a free Community Bike Ride on Saturday, March 2. Riders will meet at Daytona State College, located at 1200 W. International Speedway Boulevard, starting at 9:30 a.m. The group ride will begin at 10 a.m., with an expected return time between 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The 8.5-mile, slow-paced ride will be escorted by the Daytona Beach Police Department. The route will leave Daytona State College, travel through Bethune-Cookman University's campus, explore part of the Sweetheart Trail, and then continue west to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University before returning to Daytona State College. Children will not be allowed to participate in the bike ride. Helmets are strongly encouraged; a limited number of free helmets will be available for riders who arrive before the ride begins.
For more information and to register for the bike ride, visit www.BikeWeek.org or call 866-610-RIDE (7433).