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owned businesses, unique Frank Lloyd Wright architecture and, of course, our gorgeous, inspiring lakes. TL: Tell us about your efforts to make Lakeland more bicycle-friendly. BG: Besides offering unique urban bicycle tours, my love for bicycling extends to becoming a respected local community bicycle leader, as I have partnered with regional transit officials on bicycle transportation initiatives and worked on several bicycle community programs such as Bike to School Day, Bike to Work Day, a bicycle festival called CycleMania, and a bike ride to memorialize bicyclists who have died, in a Ride of Silence event. Currently, I volunteer with Safe Routes to Schools and the Lakeland Police Department in classrooms and in community events as a certified helmet fitter, and assist with safety education during bicycle rodeos. I work with city officials, local businesses, community influencers, and all Lakelanders to maintain and grow the bicycle-friendly aspects of our community. In order for a community to become bicycle friendly, everyone must be educated that a bicycle is a vehicle and has the same rights and responsibilities of travel on our roadways. TL: What are your future plans for BeFly? BG: I strongly believe the good vibe and mojo of BeFly Bike Tours will continue to take flight with the upcoming Yoga Tours featuring Deanne DeForest, president of BodySong Wellness LLC. Deanne and I have partnered for an exciting bike tour experience with a creative fitness flair — yoga! As a fitness professional, personal trainer, and occupational therapist, she will guide our guests in a variety of amazing yoga poses at different locations on our route. She specializes in outdoor yoga practices and wellness education workshops in beautiful

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The Lakelander | November - December 2015  

Bohemian Farmhouse / Standing for Hope / Space Ghost Pie / The Taste of Tradition / Holloway Park

The Lakelander | November - December 2015  

Bohemian Farmhouse / Standing for Hope / Space Ghost Pie / The Taste of Tradition / Holloway Park