Tampa BayCycle is your resource for local bicycling news, events, safety tips & advocacy. The initiative encourages biking as an option for getting to work, school, for errands or recreational activities. The campaign is designed to bring people together who believe that riding a bicycle benefits both you and our entire community. This is the seventh year for Tampa BayCycle Bike Month events. Tampa BayCycle is made possible through a grant from the Florida Department of Transportation and managed by the New North Transportation Alliance and Tampa Downtown Partnership.
Month-long activities include free Bike Safety Courses, fun group rides, light giveaways, bike to work events, and more. A complete schedule of events in Tampa Bay can be found here.
Considering bike commuting? Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority (TBARTA) offers a “Bike Buddy” program to connect cyclists with similar routes. They back it up with an Emergency Ride Home for peace of mind on a car-free day. Test the ride out on May 16, National Bike to Work Day! HART offers many programs to support cycling. Riders can also join the National Bike Challenge and make Tampa proud.
Caffeinated Bikers: Tampa BayCycle partnered with Kahwa Coffee’s six area locations to distribute free bike light safety kits to cyclists through the “Brighten Up Your Day and Night” campaign. Free cup of coffee included!
More Bike Parking: In anticipation of the Coast Bikeshare program, the Tampa Downtown Partnership is adding more bike parking options with parking medallions, meter posts, bike racks and two self-repair stations. Total places to park your bike will increase to a total of 250!
Bikes at the Market: Tampa Downtown Market feature a different local bike group each week, offering free bike valet, bike safety literature and bike lights every Sunday, 10am – 3pm. Check out Coast Bikes at the Market and enter to win a one-month membership.
May 4: City Bike Tampa, a full service specialty bike shop with two Downtown Tampa locations offers rentals, tours, sales, service, repairs, parts and accessories. Use the Market Bike Valet and receive 50% off a tune-up ($35 value).
May 11: Tampa Bay Bike Co-Op, an all-volunteer, community organization prepares cyclists for the road ahead by providing the space, education, tools and parts to maintain and enjoy their own bicycles. Ride your bike to the Market and get a free safety checks from a Co-Op staff mechanic.
May 18: History Bike Tampa, offers guided tours starting in downtown Tampa highlighting different neighborhoods and topics. Abbreviated tours will be offered from the Market at 11am, 1pm and 2pm.
May 1: EPC of Hillsborough County’s 13th Annual Clean Air Fair 11:30am-1:30pm at Poe Plaza
Free annual Coast BikeShare membership drawing.
May 3: History Bike Tampa Tour 10am – 12noon
May 7: National Bike to School Day
May 8: BikeSmart Class 6pm Duckweed Urban Market. Participants receive free bike gear. RSVP required
May 10: Free Bike valet at Mayor’s Mac & Cheese Throwdown
May 14: 5:30pm Hillsborough County Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee Meeting
May 15: 12-1 p.m. BikeSmart Class 12 noon – 1 p.m. Free bike gear for participants. RSVP required
May 16: National Bike to Work Day
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May 21: Ride of Silence
May 29: Urban Restaurant Tour
May 30: Critical Mass Tampa
For a list of area group bike rides, click here.
For additional information regarding Tampa BayCycle and a complete schedule of events in the Tampa Bay area, please visit www.TampaBayCycle.com or the active Tampa BayCycle Facebook page.
Tampa BayCycle encourages residents to cycle to work, school or play. Tampa BayCycle was formed through efforts of the New North Transportation Alliance and the Tampa Downtown Partnership. For more information, visit www.TampaBayCycle.com.