Bike Florida & Share the Road
Nonprofit Bike Florida Inc. was formed in 1994, as a fundraising event and organization to help supplement the Florida Traffic and Bicycle Safety Education Program (FTBSEP). The main fundraiser is a week-long bicycle touring adventure for up to 1,000 cyclists, taking place in the spring. In 2008, Bike Florida began week-long luxury tours along the 260-mile St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop. The spring tour is annual; the luxury tours typically take place during fall and winter. Although the spring tour varies its route from year to year, the luxury tours follow the River-to-Sea Loop, a virtually trademarked Bike Florida route. All routes link small towns with natural and historic landmarks along mostly scenic country roads. All tours are fully supported and coordinated with local law enforcement agencies; our SHARE THE ROAD signage is prevalent along the routes.
Today, Bike Florida supports the mission of the FTBSEP, which is housed at the University of Florida, by providing them with safety-educational materials and assisting them in promoting bicycle safety throughout Florida.