Florida Walks and Bikes is for people with only one shared interest....improving conditions for walking and bicycling. Thus, we are not affiliated with any political party or any other causes. We are strictly civic.
So, whether you are young or old, rich or poor, Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative, you are welcome at BPA. We are a bike/ped group for everyone.
Florida Walks and Bikes includes the same staff from the Spokespeople, a bicycle advocacy organization that led a broad community coalition in Sarasota/Manatee in the 1980's. The Spokespeople changed the road design policies of Sarasota and Manatee Counties, and the cities of Sarasota and Bradenton. The Spokespeople became Florida's statewide bicycle advocacy group and passed several Florida laws, including the laws that established Florida's innovative child traffic safety education curriculum for public schools. In 1988, the Spokespeople called advocates from around the state and founded the Florida Bicycle Association.
We hope that you will join us. We are a non-profit advocacy group and our real strength is people, which we hope will include you. If you would like to join, please email us.