March 12 - Seminole Heights to MacDill AFB
March 19 - Withlacoochee State Trail, Ridge Manor to Floral City and back***Note special time for this ride***
|Cafe in Floral City|
- Meeting Time: 8:30 AM, leave promptly at 8:45 AM
Starting from the Ridge Manor trailhead we'll ride the trail north for about 15 miles and then return to our start. We'll eat breakfast in Floral City midway through the ride. This trail is basically flat and straight for those of you who like to power ahead. For those who prefer to chat and enjoy the scenery, the trail winds through a typical and beautiful central Florida hardwood forest.
March 26 - Safety Harbor to the Clearwater Ream Wilson East/West Trail
|Upper Tampa Bay|
We begin near the entrance to Philippe Park and ride next to the waters of Upper Tampa Bay, the Safety Harbor Spa and downtown Safety Harbor until we connect with the Clearwater Ream Wilson East/West Trail. On the Trail we'll enjoy the twists, turns and short "hills" of this scenic bike trail as it winds through several of the area's prettiest parks, across a boardwalk into a wildlife sanctuary, down the middle of a Frisbee golf course and a jaunt past the Phillies Spring Training facility. Following the ride we'll have breakfast in downtown Safety Harbor.
April 2 - Tour of Tampa via Palmetto Beach
We'll take a leisurely ride along shady streets and city bike paths, including sections of Tampa's Riverwalk and Greenways connector trails, as we tour Seminole Heights, Ybor City, Channelside, Harbor Island, the Convention Center, Cotanchobee Park, the Amalie Arena and downtown Tampa. Just south of Ybor City we'll take a loop to explore Palmetto Beach and the McKay Bay bike trail, then turn towards downtown Tampa. We'll return through Tampa Heights and Robles Park. Restrooms midway and at the end of the ride. The Shell station, two blocks north on Florida Avenue, will be open at the start of the ride for those needing "necessary" facilities before we begin.
April 9 *** Two Rides to choose from - one long and one short***
Long Ride - Weedon Island to St. Petersburg
The ride begins at the Weedon Island Cultural and Natural History Center at the end of Pinellas County's Weedon Island Park. We'll wend our way to downtown St. Petersburg via roads that feature the mansions of Snell Isle, Old Northeast and Coffee Pot Bayou. After cycling along the waterfront via the North Bay Trail we'll circle the Dali Museum and the Mahaffey Theater complex as we ride into downtown St. Pete and our breakfast stop, midway through the ride. After breakfast we'll return to our cars via a different route through St. Pete. Restrooms and water are available at the kayak launch near the starting location if the museum is closed.
Short Ride: Little Sights of Seminole Heights/Sunday Morning Market
- Ride Leader: Margaret (813) 254-8882
Come join us as we make a circuit around and through different sections of Seminole Heights, one of Tampa's largest neighborhoods. Discover historic houses, lovely yards and pocket parks sprinkled along the Hillsborough River, as we avoid busy streets by taking less traveled connector roads. We'll return in time to enjoy the food, fun and other offerings at the Sunday Morning Market, located on the front lawn of Hillsborough High School, across the street from our starting spot. Secure, complimentary bicycle parking is provided at the Market by volunteers from the Seminole Heights Bicycle Club. This is a great ride for novice riders or for those wanting to tour a lovely, old neighborhood at a slow and leisurely pace.
April 16 - Upper Tampa Bay Trail (mileage not yet finalized)
- Meeting Time: 8:00 AM, leave promptly at 8:15 AM
- Meeting Location: Waters Avenue Trailhead/Channel Park Pavilion, Upper Tampa Bay Trail, 9201 West Waters Ave, Tampa 33635. Note: You will need $2 to park. Rangers on duty, and they check parking.
- Distance: 24-32 miles??
- Speed: 12 - 14 mph
- Ride Leader: John (813) 613-6047 (call or text)
|Davis Islands Yacht Basin|
April 30 - Courtney Campbell Trail from Safety Harbor