Florida Bike Month…Just Days Away!

As many of you may know, Florida celebrates Bike Month in March rather than May like the rest of the country.

To kick things off, the folks at Tampa BayCycle have (finally!) announced a schedule of events taking place in March. Here are some of the highlights:

–Tuesday 3/2 Free tickets to Lightning game for those arriving via bicycle, sponsored by the Tampa Bay Lightning.

–Thursday 3/4 Street Skills workshop (brown bag, 12 – 1pm), sponsored by Sprinkle Consulting, RSVP to Karen Kress .

–Friday 3/5, 3/26 Bike to Work Day — Join experienced cyclists coming downtown from all directions with a morning meet up at Indigo Coffee.

Words for Wheels free bike giveaway contest opens (due 3/22).

–Log your miles to compete in the Commuter Challenge.

–Discounts at CityBike Tampa when you mention “Tampa BayCycle” (varies each week).

–The Downtown YMCA is even offering free use of the locker room for cyclists throughout the month. And don’t forget our 2nd annual Tampa Twilight Criterium and ECO.Festival on 3/27.

Hope to see some of you out there during Bike Month and at some of these events. With luck, I’m going to try to cover the Twilight Criterium like I did last year.


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  2. Elizabeth

    It’s OK… we folks in Chicago celebrate Bike to Work Week and Bike to Work Day in mid-June… but we got lots of bike stuff already going on in May.

  3. Rider

    Uh, I think its still in May up here in Tallahassee.

  4. Ghost Rider

    While Bike Month is celebrated in March in Florida, some areas (like Tallahassee, for one) choose to hold events in May to coincide with National Bike Month. I wish we’d ALL get it together and celebrate at the same time!

  5. City Bike Tampa

    Here’s what we have come up with for Bike Month specials when people mention BayCycle:

    Week 1: $10 Off Tune-ups (Hopefully this will help in getting bikes in good working condition for the bike month festivities)
    Week 2: 20% Off In-Stock Parts and Accessories
    Week 3: $5.00 Off A $25.00 Purchase
    Week 4: 25% Off Service and Repairs (Parts Not Included)
    Week 5: Buy One, Get One 1/2 Off History Tours (Great for Spring Break)

  6. BluesCat

    In Arizona, Valley Bike Month is April.

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