Gainesville Kicks-Off National Bike Month with a "Ride with the Commish"


City of Gainesville Commissioner At-large Lauren Poe will host another “Ride with the Commish” bicycle tour beginning at 9 a.m., Saturday, May 2. Cyclists will meet at the main entrance of City Hall, which is located at 200 E. University Ave. in downtown Gainesville. The riding tour route will include visits to the former Kennedy Homes site, Gainesville Technology Entrepreneurship Center (GTEC), the Sweetwater Sheetflow Park and Gainesville’s Power District. The public is invited to bring their bicycles and ride along to learn more about plans for all of the tour stops as Commissioner Poe shares the for the future of Gainesville.


National Bike Month observances will continue Wednesday, May 27 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the courtyard at City Hall, which is located at 200 E. University Ave. as the City of Gainesville Public Works Department - Bicycle/Pedestrian Program hosts its “Bicycle Friendly Awards” and National Bike Month Media Conference. Several local groups will have an opportunity to address the public on bicycle related innovations and projects, as well as provide an overview of recent events held in our area. This event continues Gainesville’s celebration of May as National Bike Month (established in 1956) and will recognize bicycle related efforts, outreach and accomplishments of area businesses, programs, groups and individuals.

For more information about how your group can participate, please contact Bicycle/Pedestrian Program Coordinato rDekova Batey at 352-334-5070 or or visit the Bicycle/Pedestrian Program Web pages at