Monday, April 27, 2009

Cool rides: Anywhere on a train

Some of the most enthusiastic bicyclists I know are motivated by their wish for car-free transportation. They want to save oil, avoid polluting the air, or improve the quality of life in their city. The same wishes are widely shared among the people who will observe National Train Day on May 9, the 140th anniversary of the day that U.S. transcontinental rail travel became possible. On that Saturday, what do you say, let's fill up Florida's trains and take a ride? I'll bet there are bike trails out there not far from any station you choose. Care to share your plans?

Did you know there's a Florida Coalition of Rail Passengers? They're cooking up a party at Tampa's Union Station.

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