Thursday, July 16, 2009

SWFBUD Leads Bicyclists To The Budget Hearing

The bicycle community showed a Tour de Force today as about 30 cyclists from SWAMP, BAADR, the Seminole Heights Bicycle Club and several bike shops biked to the Hillsborough County budget hearing to tell the county commissioners to keep Flatwoods and other parks open seven days a week. Our line of cyclists, which followed Hanna Avenue from Seminole Heights to the People's All Life Center, followed a five-mile route to the People's All Life Center on East Sligh Avenue.

We picked up this cyclist on the way over.

Here's Nancy, a cyclist from Temple Terrace, sharing the Save Our Parks message.

Brian Eckman, owner of Carrollwood Bicycle Emporium, voiced his support for the park system, pointing out the business cyclists provide in Hillsborough County.

I also interviewed Gary before the meeting and he explained how important the county parks are for cyclists.

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