DOWNTOWN TAMPA Bike Month
May is National Bike Month and Tampa’s Downtown is celebrating in a big way! Be part of the fun!
Bike to Work Ride & Rally
Join newly elected Mayor Jane Castor as she leads the annual Bike to Work Ride & Rally on Thursday May 23. There are eight different meet-up locations, each led by experienced riders who know the best routes into Downtown. The group rides will end at Lykes Gaslight Square Park for music, food and more. View and share the Facebook event.
Don’t have a bike? Not to worry! We’ve partnered with Coast Bike Share to offer a FREE day pass using code BIKE2WORK2019 (case sensitive).
After the ride, there will be a brief ceremony announcing the latest round of Downtown’s certified Bicycle Friendly Businesses. The program, led by the League of American Bicyclists, initially focused on ground floor restaurants and retail then grew to arts and cultural institutions. Five of our premier destinations are now part of a network of companies across the country – Florida Aquarium, Tampa Bay History Center, Glazer Children’s Museum, Tampa Museum of Art and the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. This growing list puts Tampa #1 in Florida and #2 in the Nation for the number of certified Bicycle Friendly Businesses!
Be sure to use #BikeTPA when posting on social media!
Fourth Friday and Memorial Day Weekend
To celebrate our new bike partners, the Tampa Downtown Partnership is putting a bike spin on our monthly Fourth Friday event and Memorial Day holiday weekend. Free commemorative Bike Month spoke cards can be collected by patrons arriving via bicycle to the newly inducted Bicycle Friendly Businesses (BFBs) all Memorial weekend*. Don’t have a bike? Not to worry! We’ve partnered with Coast Bike Share to offer a FREE day pass using code FOURTHFRIDAY42019 (case sensitive). Check out fourthfridaytpa.com for more details. Bring the whole family for this one!
FOURTH FRIDAY CONTEST
Kick-off Memorial Day Weekend with some @FourthFridayTPA festivities. Ditch your car and bike to one, or all, of #tampasdowntown arts & culture venues to win fun prizes! @floridaaquarium, @tampabayhistory, @strazcenter @tampamuseumofart and @glazerchildrensmuseum recently joined the Bicycle Friendly (BFB) program & we want you to post your best #BikeTPA moment.
Here’s how to win:
- Post a creative photo on your IG feed of your bike at one of the five locations above
- Use the hashtags #BikeTPA #BikeMonth and #FourthFridayTPA
- Tag @TampasDowntown
- Follow @TampasDowntown
- Deadline is Monday, May 27
All participants will have the chance to be featured on our IG feed. Winner will be announced on Friday, May 31. Good luck!
*Please note: Florida Aquarium is not open for Fourth Friday.
View more information about biking and walking in Tampa’s Downtown.
The Tampa Downtown Partnership has a history of successfully advocating for better transportation options Downtown. Local governments are addressing safety and mobility options through actions like enforcing complete street ordinances, adopting the Vision Zero campaign (zero traffic-related fatalities), creating physically separated bike paths and trails, and creating a painted intersection program. In fact, Downtown has Tampa’s first two “cycle tracks” on both a city (Cass Street) and state-owned (Jackson Street) stree