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"Thank You for My New Bicycle" By Sarah Perkins, Superintendent, Broward County Parks and Recreation Division "THANK YOU FOR MY NEW BICYCLE!" Those are the words printed on the sign held by 7-year-old Samyah Judge as she stood beaming in front of her new bicycle, with its new lock and helmet, at a 2016 Florida Bicycle Month Event held at Reverend Samuel Delevoe Park in Fort Lauderdale. "You mean it's mine - I can keep it? I can take it home?" Samyah was one of the many children who received new bicycles and/or helmets at similar events throughout Broward County. March is Florida Bicycle Month, and it has been for well over a decade now. It began in Broward as Florida Bicycle Week but became so popular it had to be expanded to a month to accommodate all the events. In March 2016, there were more than 35 events throughout Broward alone. Numerous cities also held events, as did Martin, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade counties. Governor Rick Scott issued a proclamation this year, as he did the previous year, and as former Governor Charlie Crist did during his tenure, declaring March as Florida Bicycle Month. 22 The purpose of Florida Bicycle Month is to promote bicycle safety and education, to offer leisure and recreational bicycling opportunities for all ages and abilities and to offer competitive and challenging cycling opportunities throughout Florida within both public and private sectors. There is truly "Something for Everyone," as some of the banners hung throughout Broward County read during March. A tandem ride was held at Tradewinds Park and Stables in Coconut Creek for visually impaired riders. Master Series Road Races were held in Miami-Dade View past issues of FRPA Journal at www.naylornetwork.com/frp-nxt/ http://www.naylornetwork.com/frp-nxt/

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of FRPA Journal - Fall 2016

A Message from the President of FRPA
A Message from the Executive Director of FRPA
Parks and Recreation: What is the Real Value in What We Do?
FRPA Agency Profile
Book Review
Economic Impact of the Underline
Urban Forest Management – The City of Tampa’s Story
The Importance of Structural Pruning of Hardwood Trees
A City’s Rebirth through Park Improvements
“Thank You for My New Bicycle”
Florida’s Emerging Trail Towns
New Urbanism… What’s It All About?
Index of Advertisers
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FRPA Journal - Fall 2016 - A Message from the President of FRPA
FRPA Journal - Fall 2016 - A Message from the Executive Director of FRPA
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FRPA Journal - Fall 2016 - Parks and Recreation: What is the Real Value in What We Do?
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FRPA Journal - Fall 2016 - FRPA Agency Profile
FRPA Journal - Fall 2016 - Book Review
FRPA Journal - Fall 2016 - Economic Impact of the Underline
FRPA Journal - Fall 2016 - Urban Forest Management – The City of Tampa’s Story
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FRPA Journal - Fall 2016 - The Importance of Structural Pruning of Hardwood Trees
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FRPA Journal - Fall 2016 - A City’s Rebirth through Park Improvements
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FRPA Journal - Fall 2016 - “Thank You for My New Bicycle”
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FRPA Journal - Fall 2016 - Florida’s Emerging Trail Towns
FRPA Journal - Fall 2016 - New Urbanism… What’s It All About?
FRPA Journal - Fall 2016 - Index of Advertisers
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