Thursday, January 21, 2021

Sunday Rides Cancelled Due to COVID-19 until Further Notice

In order to minimize the spread of COVID-19, and in keeping with official recommendations not to gather in groups of more than 10 people we are cancelling our Sunday bike rides until further notice. Like the rest of the country, we will continue to monitor the virus situation and will restore our Sunday rides when it is prudent to do so. Your ride leaders agree that this is the responsible thing to do. Hopefully, now that a vaccine is available we will be able to ride together again in the not too distant future.

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 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 ride. We ride as a group. and each ride has a dedicated leader who sets and maintains the posted speed for the entire group. We encourage and welcome new riders, and, if possible, adjust our rides accordingly. To ride with us you must have:
  • a helmet
  • a full water bottle
  • a road-worthy bicycle
  • a spare tube (two are better!)
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
  • Do not ride more than two abreast
  • No earphones or ear buds (illegal)
  • Music is permitted if at a level only you can hear (if it bothers your neighbor, turn it down)
  • 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 - no dues, no meetings, no group insurance. By joining us you assume full responsibility for yourself and your equipment. By taking part in any Tampa Bay Bicyclers event, you acknowledge that you realize bicycling has inherent dangers and that you assume responsibility for yourself by participating. This means that you recognize and accept responsibility for your actions, and that you understand the potential for injury and even death. We expect new riders to join us on a ride that is appropriate for their skills, and to ride at the speed designated by the ride leader.

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 page. This blog is maintained solely for the convenience of our riding friends. Riding your bike is a great way to discover the Tampa Bay area! Our focus is to SHARE the road with other bikes, cars and pedestrians (not take it over). Our rides focus on Touring, not racing, pacelining or becoming a ”critical mass”, and, of course, sharing a bite to eat together after the ride.

A "Winter" Day at Ft. Desoto

A Spring day on Davis Islands

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.

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