Cool the Panhandle Funky Bike Fest




The Cool the Panhandle Funky Bike Fest will be held from 1 to 5 p.m., March 28, this year in Pensacola’s historic Belmont Devilliers neighborhood. Bicyclists will gather at Devilliers Square, at Belmont and Devilliers streets, to show off their bicycles to the community and a panel of judges that will select the best and funkiest bikes in town.

The Funky Bike contest categories include best antique bicycle, most decorative, best children’s bike and best in show. There will be live music, educational information and presentations about safe bicycling, bicycle commuting and creating a more bike-friendly city.

Organizer Christian Wagley states, “This year, we’re also holding a session to educate people about how to outfit their bicycle into a truly functional one for commuting, so that they can ride to work or to the store and leave the car behind. This is a growing trend all across the country and here in Northwest Florida, too.

I’ve been getting around mostly by bicycle for nearly 20 years, and I’m never going back. The world is such a richer place from a bicycle! I can smell the flowers in bloom, tell which way the wind is blowing and what weather is coming, and easily stop for conversations with neighbors and others I meet along the way. I get great exercise along the way while leaving my car behind. I love it!”

The event is hosted by 350 Pensacola, which working to empower individuals to take responsibility and to pursue solutions to global warming through local and global action. The local group works with global 350.org along the Gulf Coast to bring people together in a united, concerted and long-term effort to make 350 ppm of CO2 in the atmosphere, the safe upper limit, a reality.

350 Pensacola partners with Sustainable Gulf Coast to offer discussion courses and other activities to encourage people to examine their personal values and habits and develop strategies for acting on their commitment to a healthy Earth and sustainable future.

 

Admission is free. For more information, call 850-687-9968 or visit Facebook.com/350pensacola and 350.org.

 
Edit ModuleShow Tags

More from Natural Awakenings

FLORIDA'S WEED WOES

The still-evolving landscape around medical marijuana has a lot of Floridians asking questions. No worries—we have (almost) all the answers.

Local Chiropractor, Dr. John Stephan Kovar, Leaves Lasting Legacy

The Natural Awakenings family lost a great and kind soul with the January 5 passing of Dr. John Stephen Kovar. A Fort Walton Beach chiropractor for more than 36 years, he was devoted to natural health care and the ultimate wellness of his patients.

Kids and Kritters Parade Adds Pre-Parade Dance Show

Krewe of Wrecks, Pensacola Beach’s original Mardi Gras krewe, will host the Kids and Kritters Parade February 23 in the Casino Beach parking lot, across from Sidelines on Pensacola Beach.

Free Workshop Focuses on Backyard Homes

After decades of decline, the City of Pensacola is growing and changing, leading to concerns about housing supply, diversity and affordability.

Zen Facelift Facials Now Offered in Pensacola

Esthetician Susan Blanc is now offering Zen Facelift Facials at her office in Pensacola. Blanc recently trained in this noninvasive skin care technique, which uses massage to “awaken” the facial skin and activate its natural ability to rejuvenate.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT