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Florida Bike Month Activities: March 2013

All month:

–          Become a Tampa BayCycle Ambassador!  Sign up here: membership.

–          Words for Wheels contest.  Entries due March 12, 2013.  (Entry form at bottom of this page.)

Tell us how winning a bicycle would change your life in a few simple, precise words!   – Words for Wheels. . .

–          Bike gear prize drawing for new Tampa BayCycle Facebook friends. Winners announced weekly.  Like our page here!

–          Request a WalkWise Tampa Bay free presentation.  Receive a free reflective bag!  Request presentation here!

–          USF Bike Polo games every Sunday night.

–          Weekly rides with the various area bike clubs.

–          “Name That Trail”  Enter your idea for the proposed Bypass Canal Trail at any area SWFBUD bike shop to try for the $250 prize

Sunday, March 3: History Bike Tampa Tour 10am – 12noon Downtown Tampa RSVP here

Sunday, March 3: Squiggy Classic 6 Hour Mountain Bike Challenge, Flatwoods Park

Wednesday, March 6: Florida Bike or Walk to School Day @ Kimbell Elementary sponsored by Safe Routes to School

Thursday, March 7, 12-1pm BikeSmart Class (participants receive bike lights and reflective vest),  2 locations: University of South Florida/CUTR or Downtown Tampa

Attend a one-hour classroom safety course.  Receive bike lights and other safety items  Bring a brown bag lunch.  Everyone is welcome.

 Location:  Center for Urban Transportation Research, CUT100, Room 207
Instructor:   Jason Jackman- Register by sending an email to jackman@cutr.usf.edu
 Location:  Tampa Downtown Partnership
Instructor:  Karen Kress – Register by sending an email to  kkress@tampasdowntown.com

Sunday, March 10: Seminole Heights Market, free bike valet

Friday, March 15: Bike to Work Day – USF Area 7:30 am – 9:30 am Stop by Temple Terrace Rec. Center, 6610 Whiteway Drive; FDOT Headquarters at 11201 on McKinley Drive at Front Entrance, or CUTR off of Alumni just east of the Beard Garage for bike giveaways and muffins provided by Perkins Restaurant.  Get a free small cup of coffee at Felicitous Coffee House (9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.) or at Einsteins Bagels at the 5003 East Fowler (7:30 – 9:30 a.m.) this location only.  Stop by Perkins Restaurant, 5002 E. Fowler and get 10 percent off your order from 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. Must be riding a bike to qualify at all locations for free items or discounts.

Friday, March 15 – 16: Cycling Savvy course  sponsored by City of St. Petersburg in association with FL Bicycle Association.

Wednesday March, 20:  Tube Patching Party from 6pm-9pm at the Tampa Bay Bike Coop. They provide the tubes, patches and a short lesson for free! Be there! http://www.tampabaybikecoop.com/

Friday, March 22: Bike to Work Day – Downtown Tampa 7:30 am – 9:00 am stop by either Kahwa Coffee location for your reward.

Friday, March 22:  Bike to School Day at USF Tampa Campus 7:30 am – 9:00 am.  Stop by the Center for Urban Transportation Research on your bicycle and pick up a free bicycle light or other safety item.  (Supplies limited)

Saturday, March 16: 5th annual Cigar City Criterium and Street Festival www.tampacrit.com

Saturday, March 16: Words for Wheels contest winner awarded new bike at Criterium event.

March 21 – 6:15 p.m. Free Flat Repair Class at JRB

March 23 – 29  Bike Florida’s “Orange Blossom Express” bicycle tour. (2-7 day tours from 27 miles) www.bikeflorida.org

March 24 Tampa Macchinetta Ride 9AM Coffee ride starting at Independent Bar & Café in Seminole Heights

Sponsored by Vélo Champ

Thursday, March 28: Urban Restaurant Tour, sponsored by CityBike Tampa

Sunday, March 31: Exploring the Green ARTery Perimeter Trail – Walking and Biking Tampa’s Urban Core sponsored by The Green Artery

Sunday, March 31 Pub Bike Ride 6pm Starting on New World Brewery in Ybor City

Sponsored by Vélo Champ and Brokenmold Entertainment

Tuesday, April 2: Go Green Night at the Tampa Bay Lightning game. Free, secure bike parking!  Ride your bike to the game.

Saturday, April 6: Seminole Heights Home Tour via bicycle

Saturday, April 6:   Jubilee Cycle Festival,   Location:  Shoppes at Osprey Fishhawk, located at 15258 Fishhawk Blvd. Lithia, FL 33547. For further information and to register go to:  ststephencatholic.org/JubileeCycleFest

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