Nobody runs Critical Mass – it just happens. This cycling event (aka the world’s largest bike ride) coincides with other rides all around the world that take place on the last Friday of every month at about 5:30 p.m. People gather in a predetermined location, then ride through the streets of their city. Sometimes it’s for a cause, like when Critical Mass dedicated a ride to saving the trees in Orlando’s Constitution Green Park or when the group rides to remember cyclists killed by cars. But usually it’s just for the sake of cycling and reminding people that the streets should be safe for everyone, not just people driving gas guzzlers.
2. Cocoa Beach
3. Playalinda at Canaveral National Seashore
Looking to get elevated on I-Drive? We’d never advise anything illegal (and there’s absolutely no smoking inside the air-conditioned capsules), but we can’t think of a better place to get reeeeeally high than Merlin Entertainment’s new Orlando Eye observation wheel at I-Drive 360. During your 20-odd-minute odyssey up to 400 feet and back, you’ll be able to see for miles and miles and miles – so long as a sudden lightning storm doesn’t turn your revolution into a bad trip.
2. Trick Shots, multiple locations, trickshotsbilliards.com
3. Spatz Billiards and Liquor, 1025 W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park, 407-647-3354, spatzwp.com
2. Orlando Fit Body Camp, 1223 N. Mills Ave., 407-536-9540, fitbodybootcamp.com
3. SWEAT, 727 W. Smith St., 407-701-7430, sweatyourassoff.com
Forget adult coloring books – blow off your adult frustrations with the game you always played during recess in elementary school. The World Adult Kickball Association is alive and kicking (har dee har) in this area, with three leagues playing at Barnett Park in Orlando and Soldier’s Creek Park in Longwood.
2. Mead Botanical Garden, Winter Park
3. Dickson Azalea Park
The new Peter Jackson Kong movie is on its way, so naturally the powers that be at IOA are planning to tap into the hype behind the blockbuster, as well as capture the sentimental set who still remember the epic Kongfrontation ride that closed in 2002.
2. Dr. P. Phillips Community Park
3. Barber Park Dog Park