Sunday, January 9, 2011

Come Ride With Us On Sundays

Greetings Bicyclers!

We are a friendly collection of folks who like to ride our bikes on Sunday mornings. We ride a different area of Tampa Bay each week, on either paved roads and/or paved local bike trails. Our distances average from 20 to 30 miles, depending upon the location, and our speed averages from 10 to 16 mph, depending upon the group. We encourage and welcome new riders, and, if possible, adjust our rides accordingly. Our ride leaders will not leave anyone behind. To ride with us all you need are:
  • a helmet
  • a full water bottle
  • a road-worthy bicycle
  • a spare tube
We also adhere to the following "Rules of the Road"
  • You MUST wear a helmet

  • Obey all traffic laws
  • Ride single file on busy roads
  • Don't ride more than two abreast
  • No earphones or ear buds (illegal)
  • No cellphone use while riding (stop if you must use your phone)
  • No hands-free riding (illegal)
Please note: We are a meet-up group, NOT an organization. By joining us you assume full responsibility for yourself and your equipment.

Listed to the right are pages containing our ride schedule. Call the designated ride leader for more information, and/or if the weather forecast looks "iffy." Whenever possible, ride cancellations are posted by 6:30 AM on this blog and via email (to get on the email list contact any of the ride leaders). This blog and the email announcements are maintained solely for the convenience of our riding friends. Riding your bike is a great way to discover the Tampa Bay area! Our rides focus on Touring, not racing, and, of course, sharing a bite to eat together after the ride.

The group on a new ride to the Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks.



We made the local news with Don's Farewell to the Pier Ride in May, 2013.


We discovered the Tall Ships at the Convention Center on one of our Tour of Tampa rides.


Here are some of our gang on a chilly Forest Hills ride in January, relaxing at a mid-ride coffee stop, and visiting the Jose Gaspar pirate vessel docked at the Convention Center.









Manny's flat tire repair clinic at Carrollwood Bicycle Emporium:





Want more information on bicycling in Tampa:

http://www.seminoleheightsbicycleclub.com/
http://cbebikes.com/articles/rides-and-events-pg37.htm
www.historybiketampa.com
https://bike.ata.org/team-pages/top-of-the-bay