Led by OCTA Chair Lori Donchak, about 40 cyclists joined OCTA officials and staff on May 12 for a 3-mile bike ride through Old Town Orange to OCTA headquarters on Main Street. Held during Bike Month, the annual event raises awareness about the ease and fun of biking to work in Orange County while leaving the car at home.
When they arrived at OCTA, riders were greeted by OCTA Directors Al Murray and Greg Winterbottom and CEO Darrell Johnson.
Bicycling is a fun, healthy and efficient way to travel throughout Orange County. There are over 1,000 miles of bikeways in the existing regional network with plans to add more. Currently, the bikeways network consists of paved and off-street trails, on-street striped bike lanes and bicycle friendly routes. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of people who commute to work by bicycle increased about 60 percent over the past decade.