Goodbyes Are Never Easy…

From The Team Desk

As we begin the New Year here at Bike Florida, we look forward to a dynamic year full of bicycle programming, outreach and small tours taking place all across this great state of Florida, fulfilling Bike Florida’s mission: “ …to help Florida communities improve their economic health, bicycle infrastructure, and safety through bicycle tourism”.

We are very excited about all that we have planned, beginning with our inaugural Sunflower Tour – an all women’s coast to coast ride starting in Titusville, FL and ending in St. Petersburg, FL (March 31st – April 3). This will be followed by a one-day tour in Groveland, FL to celebrate the city’s centennial (April 23rd).

As we greet another year with great enthusiasm, we are also saddened by the departure of Joy Hancock, our fearless Bike Florida leader for over 6 years. Many of you know Joy personally; you know her warmth, her dedication and her ability to ensure great things happened through Bike Florida – even during an ongoing pandemic. We wish Joy the best in her new endeavor and thank her for her years of service and commitment. Cheers, Joy!

Our new Executive Director is Lisa M Lake, who has been employed by Bike Florida for the past 9 months as Executive Assistant. Lisa has a background in nonprofit management and event planning and is looking forward to continuing the good works started by her predecessor, as well as launching new initiatives. Welcome, Lisa!

Warmest wishes for good health and prosperity in the 2020 Lunar New Year.

-The Team at Bike Florida.

Joy, Julie and Chris during a scouting ride for our upcoming Sunflower Tour

From The Director’s Desk

Dear Bike Florida Community,

I am honored to be taking on the Executive Director role here at Bike Florida!

After working in the nonprofit sector for many years, I bring a solid understanding of how to manage, grow and take Bike Florida into the New Year with exciting new programs and ongoing inclusivity initiatives, which our ever diversifying Florida biking community needs and deserves.

I am excited about the conversations I have been having with the biking community all over our state – conversations about communities in need of bicycle infrastructure; communities in search of programming for bicycle safety; communities looking to enhance their economic development through bicycle tourism. I look forward to working with our communities to achieve those goals!

If you have questions or would like to plan an event with Bike Florida in your community, please contact me at


Lisa M Lake

Executive Director, Bike Florida

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