March is the perfect time of year to ride a bicycle in Florida, so much so that the Florida Bicycle Association designates March as Florida Bike Month due to the wonderful weather. March is also a great time to try cycling; there will be plenty of events celebrating bicycling and providing opportunities to participate in a variety of activities in your neighborhood, regardless of your experience level.
Casual bicycling events are great for beginners and novices. One example is the Fourth Annual City of Temple Terrace “Bike With the Mayor“. Bike/Walk Tampa Bay is working with the City of Temple Terrace to organize the rides. Friends and neighbors are invited to meet at 7:30 for coffee, bagels, free bike lights, and safety information. The ride, led by Mayor Kim Leinbach, begins at 8:00 a.m. and the first 100 adults will get this year’s “I Rode with the Mayor” t-shirt.
BikeSmart classes will also be offered throughout the region. BikeSmart is a one-hour classroom course that covers bicycle laws, common crash types, lane positioning, and how to be prepared every time you ride. Click Here to RSVP to an upcoming class or host your own!
Click here to stay up to date with the Bike/Walk Tampa Bay event calendar for Florida Bike Month in March!