The Polk Area Bicycling Association Vision Statement:
The Polk Area Bicycling Association, Inc. has been in existence for some 40 plus years. Like other clubs, and organi-
zations throughout the last several decades, there have been many changes and improvements which have served to make
all clubs better. We believe, as a cycling club within the Greater Polk County Area, that we have built a strong infrastructure
which serves its members well, while taking into consideration the community in which we reside.
PABA has a wide range of riding maps and routes that have been meticulously designed over the years for its members which offer a wide variety of destinations which cover most of Imperial Polk County! In addition, our web site serves as a source of information for those who have an interest in learning more about our organization as well as for club members who wish to stay abreaast and updated on club issues and various club functions. The clubs affiliation with state bicycling organizations such as the Florida Bicycling Association and League of American Cyclists displays a continued effort by our club to stay abreast of all issues regarding our sport.
So, if you're searching for a weekend experience in regards to a sport and recreation and are looking for a biking "group"
which promotes safe bicycling, friendships and fitness to hook up with, then come give us a try. We promise to make you feel comfortable and welcomed! And remember, PABA has a "no drop" policy meaning no one will be left behind on our Saturday rides. This in part, distinguishes us from other biking groups!
Staying fit, meeting new friends, engaging in conversation all the while you ride "the road less traveled" is the impetus and passion
that drives our eclectic group! It is our belief you will find a home and a sense of belonging when you come ride with the Polk Area Bicycling Association, Inc. and make the decision to join our ranks! The next move is yours!
*PABA was voted as one of the top 50 Cycling clubs
in the state of Florida by Biking.com. Click on: Biking.com
*PABA is now being listed in search engines, particularly Google, from
having the badge of recognition on our website and being voted in the
“Top 50 Cycling Clubs” in Florida. You will see our club’s website
recognized within the top 10 search engine results.
*PABA was featured in the Polk Voice, May 2012 "Biking in Polk County!"
*PABA was featured in the celebrity section of the 2010 edition of the Inside Polk
magazine for the months of July/August! The topic: the joy of riding!
(To view article, go to The Ledger.com, click on Inside Polk at top of page)
*PABA was chosen Bike Club of the month for August 2010 by Share the Road
newsletter, a statewide cycling publication!
*PABA is a member of the League of American Bicyclists and insures each club
member with liability insurance administered by American Specialty.
The "peloton" enroute to Lake Wales from Winter Haven
while members enjoy the fresh, September morning air! Finshing up a Sunday morning ride with the group!