Yes, Florida is different from the rest of the nation. One such difference is Florida celebrates Bike Month in March. April is National Bike Month. The difference is due in large part to the fact that Florida enjoys year around bicycle weather.
Check out https://floridabicycle.org/ This site contains valuable information including:
Florida Bicycling FAQ Info for Bicyclists Info for Motorists
I have posted links to the local bike events listed to occur within FDOT District 6: