Getting Around - Bike and Walk!



click here for the list of over 100 Bay Area Bike Happenings.

Tampa BayCycle  - your SPOKESpeople for all things cycling - 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 eighth 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.

Bike related 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. 

More Bike Parking:  In advance of the Coast Bikeshare program, the Tampa Downtown Partnership added more bike parking options with parking medallions, meter posts, bike racks and two self-repair stations.  Total places to park your bike increased to a total of 250!

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 or the active Tampa BayCycle Facebook page.

Coast BikeShare

Just use a bike when you need one. There are 300 bikes scattered among 30 hubs available with a daily, monthly or annual membership. 

Find and reserve a bike using a mobile app, on the web at, or at the bike using its keypad. or 813-999-3300.

Downtown Tampa Pedestrian and Bike Safety

WalkWise/BikeSmart is a grassroots effort to provide pedestrian and bicycle safety education and resources to downtown and the Tampa Bay community. In 2008, 11.1% of pedestrians and 17.4% of bicyclists killed in the U.S. died in Florida, which has 6% of the nation's population.  Raising awareness about this important issue is the first step.  The Tampa Downtown Partnership has partnered with FDOT to deliver a free Pedestrian Safety Presentation for your business, association, church, school or group.  Each attendee will receive a WalkWise/BikeSmart Tampa Bay reflective bag after the presentation and be named to our growing list of WalkWise Ambassadors. Click here to get more information about WalkWise Tampa Bay.

 Do the Local Motion

Downtown Tampa Walking Routes
Combining Fitness with Culture & Community

Join us on one of our free twice monthly guided walking tours to various areas in downtown featuring  public art, architecture, history and legends. Guest Tour Guides help bring the theme alive and local businesses are highlighted along the way. Walk season runs October - May the 1st and 3rd Friday from 12-1pm.

Find the complete schedule, click here



Downtown Tampa Bike Routes, Trails, & Bicycle Shops

There are numerous Tampa cycling lanes, bike trails, bike racks and shower/locker facilities scattered throughout the downtown area. 

Be sure to lock your bike and always wear a helmet. All buses and trolleys are equipped to carry along 2 bikes. Visit the Tampa BayCycle website for safety tips, Tampa bike route recommendations and various events and bike-related activities.

For downtown Tampa group cycling, bike rentals, bike repairs and/or gear, visit the following downtown Tampa cycling sites: 888-484-BIKE (downtown and Riverwalk)

Learn about other fun outdoor activities in downtown Tampa