Orlando Bike Coalition
The Orlando Bike Coalition (OBC) was started as a Facebook Page by Aaron Powell on December 17, 2014. The first post was about creating safe and comfortable bikeways to connect Orlando’s neighborhoods, which continues to be the primary goal of the organization.
Aaron met Peter Martinez and Sarah Elbadri, the founders of Juice Bikes, at a City of Orlando’s Bike and Pedestrian Advisory Committee. Through their encouragement and participation, OBC officially became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization on May 26, 2016.
OBC has been active throughout the years by attending City & County Council meetings, committees, and public workshops to advocate for separated and protected bicycling infrastructure. The Orlando Bicycle Beltway is one example of an infrastructure project that has received support from OBC as it reflects the organization’s mission.
The group has since grown to 13 Board Members with a common mission: Advocating for the development of world-class bicycling infrastructure in Orlando, Florida. With more people riding bikes in Orlando, OBC looks forward to expanding our impact in the greater Orlando community.