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'Survive The Drive' Bike Tour Comes To Tallahassee

By: James Buechele, Florida State University News Email
By: James Buechele, Florida State University News Email

UPDATE 6:10 p.m.

Dozens of cyclists ended a 500 mile journey at the steps of the old Capitol in Tallahassee. This week marks the 3rd annual "Survive the Drive" Geico Road Safety Bicycle Tour.

The team rode the bikes from Orlando to Tallahassee to help remind people of safe driving tips including texting while driving, DUI and other forms of distracted driving.

Maj. Jim Russell of the Florida State University Police Department took to the road and was surprised at all the support from the community.

"When you see the community come together just even the way the team and the crew and now people coming out from the community from all over, it just bolsters our will to keep going," said Russell.

The Florida Highway Patrol escorted the team on the entire journey.


Press Release: Florida State University News

The road safety fair will take place:

THURSDAY, APRIL 11
9 - 11 A.M.
OGELSBY UNION
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
TALLAHASSEE, FLA.

The fair will feature several interactive activities and booths offering such things as fittings for bicycle helmets, free safety gear and information promoting defensive driving.

Afterward, a press conference will take place at noon on the steps of the Old Capitol, 400 S. Monroe St.

The Geico Road Safety Bicycle Tour, a 400-mile bike ride that began Monday, April 8, and featured stops at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, the University of South Florida in Tampa and the University of Florida in Gainesville, is intended to raise awareness about driving, cycling and pedestrian safety.


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