Cycling club collecting for bike drive

The Central Florida Cyclist group is raising funds to provide bicycles to children in Winter Garden.

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The Central Florida Cyclist club is collecting donations again this year to provide bicycles to a group of deserving children at the Maxey Community Center.

This is the fourth year the CFC club, led by founder James Bertrand, has collected money to purchase bikes and helmets.

The first year, seven children received bikes. In 2021, the club raised nearly $8,000; last year, $13,380 was raised and 37 bicycles were given away.

This year’s goal is $15,000 to purchase 50 bikes and accessories.

A GoFundMe account has been set up; to make a donation, visit The deadline is Dec. 23.

The CFC cycling group rides throughout Central Florida.



Amy Quesinberry

Community Editor Amy Quesinberry was born at the old West Orange Memorial Hospital and raised in Winter Garden. Aside from earning her journalism degree from the University of Georgia, she hasn’t strayed too far from her hometown and her three-mile bubble. She grew up reading The Winter Garden Times and knew in the eighth grade she wanted to write for her community newspaper. She has been part of the writing and editing team since 1990.

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