Celebrate National Bike Month and Infrastructure Week with a bicycle ride from Downtown Clearwater to Downtown Dunedin and learn about the projects that are in the works in these two growing cities.
The 5-mile, family-friendly bicycle ride – which is called Downtown to Trail Town – will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 15. The ride will begin at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N. Osceola Ave. Visit downtowntotrailtown.eventbrite.com to register for the event.
Participants will learn about Clearwater’s plans for Coachman Park, the projects that encompass Imagine Clearwater and the Complete Streets plans for Drew Street. Bicyclists will head north on the Pinellas Trail and stop at Seminole Street to hear about the plans for the North Marina Area and the multi-million dollar upgrade to the Seminole Boat Launch.
The ride will continue north on the Pinellas Trail to Dunedin.
In Dunedin, the trip will include a visit to Dunedin Stadium, the spring training home of the Toronto Blue Jays that will be renovated and enhanced in the near future. Bicyclists will visit the Lari White Music Pavilion to learn about the city’s Trail Town designation and planned development projects. They will also visit Skinner Boulevard, a well-utilized roadway for vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians. The final stop will be at Dunedin’s Blur Nightclub, where there will be a food truck, refreshments, games and fun.
There is a limit to the number of people who can participate in this event. Organizers are accepting the first 75 people who register. The guided tour is solely from Clearwater to Dunedin.
The event is sponsored by the city of Clearwater, the city of Dunedin, Bike/Walk Tampa Bay, the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida and the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals.
Learn more by contacting Ric Hartman, the city of Clearwater’s senior transportation planner, at Richard.firstname.lastname@example.org or (727) 562-4539.