The City of St. Petersburg continued its tradition of celebrating National Bike Month with its annual Mayor’s Bike to Work Day on the morning of May 10, 2019. As with past events, there were three departure points around the city where bicyclists gathered––one at Bartlett Park in south St. Petersburg, one at the Morean Center for Clay at the Historic Train Station in west St. Petersburg where riders were led by Mayor Kriseman himself, and one from a new departure point in north St. Petersburg, Neighborhood Joe, in honor of the recently installed bicycle facilities on Martin Luther King Jr. Street. Each group was led to Williams Park in downtown St. Petersburg.
Upon arrival at Williams Park, riders were greeted by community groups hosting tables with resources for bicyclists. Coffee was provided by Black Crow Coffee Co., the city’s first designated Bicycle Friendly BusinessSM. Mayor Kriseman addressed the crowd of more than 50 riders, expressing his appreciation for those in attendance and commending the community as a whole for helping St. Petersburg continue to be a more bicycle friendly city.
Mark your calendar for May 2020 for the next Mayor’s Bike to Work Day event. It’s a fun ride and a great way to experience St. Petersburg and connect with other local bicyclists.