May the Fourth B(ike) with You: Bike and Roll to School Day 2023

The City of Orlando, with the support of Safe Routes APS, Orlando Bike Coalition, and Bike/Walk Central Florida, is hosting the 2nd Annual Bike and Roll to School Day. The theme is “May the Fourth B(ik)e with You” and will be held on Thursday, May 4.

A bike train, led by the school principal, will start from Leu Gardens (1920 North Forest Avenue) and travel east on Corrine Drive along the 0.5 mile demonstration path to the Audubon Park School (1500 Falcon Drive) from 8 – 9 a.m. A ride from the school will also be coordinated with school dismissal from 3 – 4 p.m. 

Bike to School Day is an example of how the city is using flexible, temporary projects, or "quick builds", to let people test drive infrastructure changes that could create safer, more livable public spaces in their community.

Start: Leu Gardens at 8 a.m.

End: Audubon Park K-8

Learn more about the benefits of Walk Bike and Roll to School Day


Parking will be impacted from May 3-5. One travel lanes will be closed. Expect increased pedestrian and bicycle activity in the area and always drive with care.

Demonstration Path

In support of the event, the parking lane on the north side of Corrine Drive will be converted into a protected “demonstration path” for walking and biking using innovative wave delineators in combination with equally dynamic quick-build materials. 

The demonstration path set-up will occur on Wednesday, May 3 and breakdown will occur on Friday, May 5. The pavement markings, completed with spray chalk, may remain for a couple weeks, but will eventually wash away.

What are quick build projects?

Quick build is a method to help local governments improve communities for walking, bicycling, and micromobility on a minimal budget and on a compressed timeline, as both planning and building are much less expensive.

Quick build projects will address unique needs for each community based on its roadway and land use context, who lives and works in the area, and how people move around. Regardless of these existing factors, all quick build projects should fulfill at least one of the following goals: 

  • Increase safety by slowing speeds, calming traffic, or reducing conflicts between users at intersections. Make our streets safer for all users. 
  • Invite public use by increasing green or public space, adding plantings or landscaping, introducing public art, or providing seating or shade. Enhance community aesthetics and sense of place for a stronger local identity.  
  • Improve business by increasing local foot traffic, enabling biking and walking connections, or providing additional seating. Support a stronger local economy within our city. 
  • Improve travel options by increasing access to transit or providing new safe and comfortable walking and biking routes. Balance mobility and access to ensure convenient choices for everyone. 


Event timeline

The schedule for the Pop-Up Path is as follows:

Wednesday, May 3

  • No Parking on Corrine Drive (North Side – all day)
  • 10 a.m. – Bike/Walk path setup begins and partial lane closures
  • 4 p.m. – Bike/Walk path installation finalized

Thursday, May 4: National Bike and Roll to School Day

  • No Parking on Corrine Drive (North Side – all day)
  • 8 a.m. – Group ride starting at Leu Gardens
  • 8 a.m. – School Arrival: Bike/Walk path active*
  • 2:50 p.m. – School Dismissal: Bike/Walk path active*

Friday, May 5

  • No Parking on Corrine Drive (North Side – all day)
  • 10 a.m. – Bike/Walk path deconstruction begins with partial lane closures
  • 2 p.m. – Normal operations resume

* Safety volunteers will occupy some of the driveways along the route
** Bike/lane markings may last several days after the demonstration.