so what can i do?
Fiddling around with this thing for a handfull of years, this thing that won’t let me go --and much as it's fair to say I’m enjoying the trip plenty myself-- it’s clear it’s going to take more than my own hands to make this outdoor thrust to the ocean something more than pretty words & pix on a webpage.
My best guess is it’s not going to take hands at all. The way to make Bike to Beach happen, I’m more & more convinced, is feetfirst. So if you like what you see here and want to know what you can do to help bring it about, why not . . .
- Jump on your bike one day and pedal the route alone or with some friends. Go ahead! Make it real for yourself! You won't be sorry!
- On the way why not make sure people passing by in their cars are getting the message. You can inscribe a large Bike to Beach with a magic marker on the back of a t-shirt. Or reproduce a large version of the logo above --at least 12-15” across I'd say-- to telegraph the idea to drivers.
- Tell your friends and plan to make Bike to Beach a regular outing. Florida’s Greenway & Trails people hold to a wonderfully simple approach for bringing about successful bike trails. Start with what you’ve got. Go from there. (Not a bad life lesson, come to think of it.) Another: the way to turn elected officials’ heads our way is let them see the thing happening right under their noses. The big thing's to start!