FDOT – reThink Your Commute

“Not So Noisy” Bike Week Promotes Cycling as Fun, Healthy Option

“Not So Noisy” Bike Week Promotes Cycling as Fun, Healthy Option

April 17, 2018

The Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) reThink Your Commute program partnered with Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona State College and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to host the 2018 “Not So Noisy” Bike Week February 19-24, 2018. This initiative promoted bike safety and active transportation in Daytona Beach, FL.

A community festival took place on Saturday, February 24 at Bethune-Cookman University’s L. Gale Lemerand School of Nursing. The festival featured a kid-friendly bicycle safety rodeo and a transportation information fair. Representatives from the FDOT’s Alert Today Alive Tomorrow campaign, Votran, the River to Sea Transportation Planning Organization, Florida Bicycle Association, and others were on-site to answer questions and provide safety resources.

As part of the community festival, the Daytona Beach Police Department escorted a 6.5-mile slow-paced bike ride. The route began and ended at Bethune-Cookman University, with participants traveling to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Daytona State College. The community festival included the Florida premier of the documentary “Why We Cycle.”