Friday on “First Coast Connect,” our weekly Media Roundtable featured Florida Times-Union columnist Ron Littlepage, Jacksonville Business Journal editor Timothy Gibbons, Folio Weekly editor Claire Goforth and WJCT reporter Lindsey Kilbride (01:06). We also spoke with Jacksonville Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee Chairman Chris Burns and committee member Amy Ingles (37:37) about Bike to Work Day. We also met local artist Jeffrey Luque (44:20).

bike rack near Main Street Bridge
Melanie via Flickr

City planners want to make walking and biking safer and more popular in Jacksonville, and they’re asking the public to help.

Jessica Palombo / WJCT News

Marco Invernizzi is bicycling around the world. He left his home in Italy in late July and set off across Europe, then down the East Coast of the U.S.

He’s spending Labor Day Weekend in Jacksonville. “It’s a very beautiful city," Invernizzi said.

Jamie Bianchini

Jamie Bianchini invited more than 1,000 strangers to ride on the world’s first open-invitation, intercultural expedition around the world.

His eight-year, 80-country journey is shared in his book “A Bicycle Built for Two-Billion.”

Jacksonville locals can meet him and hear about his journey around the U.S. Thursday evening.

After a series of ill-fated events in his life, he says he hatched a crazy plan: go for a ride around the world on a tandem bicycle by himself, inviting everyone he met to join him.

Marriage equality, banned books, bike sharing and Imperfect were among our top stories this week.

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Jacksonville could soon have more bells ringing on city streets as bike sharing gains popularity.

Mia Jones, bike sharing and gopher tortoises are in the headlines today.

Kona School

Sports and a lot of local live music are what's going on this weekend on the First Coast.

One Road

A two-wheeler was the object of much longing when I was a kid. I got mine around grade five and more than 60 years later I'm still at it — riding between 40 and 50 miles a week.

I love Key West, and I go there as often as possible: pina coladas, drag queens, shady hammocks, feral chickens — it's the best. There's just one problem: everyone gets around the island by bike, and I've never learned to ride one. Obviously that had to change.

Why didn't I learn? I really don't remember, and neither did my mom, when I asked her about the one time my parents tried to teach me. "You got on a big bicycle that was so big you couldn't really turn the wheels and got discouraged."

Local veterans, local students, and the Florida Department of Transportation are in the headlines today.

On Saturday, August 16, a group of friends and supporters gathered for a "Cyclist Respect Rally" on the bike lane of 16th Street near the intersection with Jefferson Avenue in Miami Beach.

Along the street, they stood in a line between the car lane and the bike lane to create a human barrier where event coordinator Jessica Hunter was hit by a car earlier this month.