Vanessa Wheeler

July 17, 2019

Tampa Bay Bicycle Friendly Businesses go the extra distance to help those in need

Being named a Bicycle Friendly BusinessSM (BFB) by the League of American Bicyclists is a notable accomplishment. At the recent Summer Summit, BWTB honored six local BFBs that are also going above and beyond being bicycle friendly by making bicycling available and safer for the socio-economically disadvantaged. Please give thanks to the following organizations who […]
July 17, 2019

Farewell & good luck to BWTB founding chair, Mayor Castor

With heartfelt gratitude and congratulations, Bike/Walk Tampa Bay (BWTB) says goodbye to our founding leader, Jane Castor, who has recently been elected Mayor for the City of Tampa. Prior to winning the election, Jane served for four years as the founding chair of the BWTB Advisory Board of Directors, helping the organization and its leaders […]
July 17, 2019

Michael R. Schwaid Bicyclist of the Year: David Guttenplan

Tampa Bay is filled with bicycling champions who excel in both their sport and their advocacy, but none quite compare to David Guttenplan. While working as a professional bicycle racer running his own racing team and coaching business, David earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering, with honors, from the University of Florida. […]
July 17, 2019

Summer Summit highlights

More than 150 participants gathered at the 2019 Summer Summit on Friday, June 21, 2019. The intensive half-day Summit, titled “On the Road to Safety,” featured community representatives from around the region and the state, including keynote speaker Florida Department of Transportation District 7 Secretary David Gwynn and Commissioner Mariella Smith of Hillsborough County District […]
June 11, 2019

Newly elected Mayor Castor leads Bike to Work Day Ride & Rally in Tampa

On Thursday, May 23 the Tampa Downtown Partnership and Bike/Walk Tampa Bay hosted a Bike to Work Day Ride and Rally during National Bike Month! Riders started out from seven different meeting points and rode into downtown Tampa in small groups, converging at Lykes Gaslight Park for the rally. This time, newly elected City of […]