October 22, 2020

Bicycle-themed scavenger hunt pushes more people to pedal in Pinellas County

SAFETY HARBOR, Fla. — Why walk or drive when you can pedal, according to Forward Pinellas. The agency says the number of people bicycling in Tampa Bay has reached record numbers during the pandemic.

“Since 1890, biking has not been as popular as it is right now,” said Angela Ryan, with Forward Pinellas.

Ryan’s favorite mode of transportation involves two wheels, some spokes and a pair of handlebars.

“Bikes are a solution to cities’ traffic problems, bikes are a solution to parking issues, they are also really important for our physical health and the health of our environment,” said Ryan.

Cycling on the Pinellas Trail alone has gone up an average of 100,000 riders a month during the pandemic.

Forward Pinellas is trying to expand on this growth by creating a scavenger hunt made for pedaling.

“So we developed a two-week-long scavenger hunt with 20 different locations throughout Safety Harbor,”

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Maine police hunt for ‘armed and dangerous’ men, including wanted robber, after car chase

Maine State Police troopers search Wednesday morning in Litchfield for suspects from Connecticut, including a man wanted on robbery charges, who authorities said led them on a high-speed chase Tuesday night across central Maine. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

Two Connecticut men, one of them wanted on robbery charges in that state, fled from a police traffic stop in Waterville on Tuesday night and led officers on a high-speed chase across central Maine, authorities said.

Christopher Terenc Farrow

By Wednesday, multiple police agencies were still searching for the men in the Richmond and Litchfield area.

Wanted are Christopher Terenc Farrow (Young), 32, and Dayshawn Middleton (also known as Day Day or Christopher Jones), 29. Farrow was described by authorities as a Black man, 5 feet, 11 inches tall, weighing 200 pounds, with brown hair and eyes, while Middleton was described as a Black man, 6 feet, 5 inches tall, weighing 150 pounds,

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