Wednesday, January 28, 2015

How about a high-tech SunRail adventure?

We went on a great adventure the other night, thanks to SunRail.

When we were preparing the SunRailRiders datebook we noticed there was a wearable technology meet up in downtown Orlando at Canvs, the co-working space in the old Church Street Exchange building.

Honestly we didn’t know a thing about wearable tech, but we were intrigued. Usually the thought of driving to downtown Orlando at night is a turnoff – especially considering that the Orlando Solar Bears were playing at the Amway Center. Downtown you have to fight traffic and pay a fortune to park.

But thank goodness for SunRail, we rode right to Church Street and got there in time to get a bite to eat before the presentation.  At the meeting we met a mom who brought her two kids to hear the presentation, and they even got to ask questions. How did they get to the event? On SunRail.

Doug Brown, founder of Factur, was one of the presenters. Factur is a non-profit “maker space” filled with all kinds of high-tech tools that regular people can learn to use to bring their inventions to life.

Watch the attached video for more details on Factur. During the presentation Doug said that Factur, Located in Ivanhoe Village near downtown, has an open house every Thursday, starting at 4 p.m.

Ivanhoe Village? That’s close to the Florida Hospital SunRail station. And guess what, on Thursday we’re taking our bikes on the SunRail, so we can get off at Florida Hospital ride over to Factur. Maybe we’ll see you there.

And get this: on Friday night Orlando Critical Mass is holding its monthly event. OCM is a  massive bicycle ride for bike riders of all skill levels. Participants will meet at 5:30 p.m. at Loch Haven Park, near the Florida Hospital SunRail station. If we’re not too worn out from the ride to Factur, we plan to attend that event on Friday night. Hope you'll come ride with us.

There’s a whole universe of things to explore, and you can get there on SunRail. Have you had any great SunRail adventures recently?

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