Getting Around - Bike and Walk!

There are many bike activities in Downtown Tampa


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.

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 anticipation 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.

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

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

Six engaging 1-2-mile self-guided downtown Tampa walking routes feature downtown's  public art, architecture, history and legends. Or join us on one of our free twice monthly guided walking tours to various areas in downtown. Guest Tour Guides help bring the theme alive and local businesses are highlighted along the way. Walk season runs October - May.

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