Vanessa Wheeler

April 12, 2022

Sunflower Bicycle Tour crosses Florida from coast to coast

What thrives in Florida’s salt and sun? The 34 women who rode in the inaugural Sunflower Bicycle Tour, a women-only four-day bicycle ride across Florida named after the tough and hardy Florida beach sunflower. The more than 200-mile ride along the Florida Coast-to-Coast Trail started in Titusville on the Atlantic coast on March 31, 2022, […]
October 8, 2021

Tampa Bay businesses lead the nation in bike friendliness

Tampa Bay is steadily progressing toward bicycle friendliness and businesses are playing a key role. This summer, the League of American Bicyclists (the “League”) released the latest list of certified Bicycle Friendly BusinessesSM (BFBs), adding up to 69 total BFBs in Tampa and 48 in St. Petersburg.   More great news for the Tampa Bay region: […]
October 8, 2021

October is Pedestrian Safety Month: Be ready to Sprint for Safety

Last fall, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) declared the month of October as the first-ever designated national Pedestrian Safety Month. As winter nears and daylight hours lessen, more people will be traveling in the dark, making October an ideal time to increase awareness about pedestrian safety. Bike/Walk Tampa Bay […]
October 8, 2021

New school creates opportunity for students to walk and bike in Pasco County

The Starkey Ranch K-8 School just opened in Odessa, Florida, providing the Pasco County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) with a great opportunity to encourage walking and bicycling. The school is adjacent to a network of multiuse paths that connect to hundreds of homes and a multifamily complex, making it an ideal location for the 1,200 […]
October 8, 2021

Sunflower Sponsor: J. Steele Olmstead, P.A.,

J. Steele Olmstead is a personal injury lawyer who founded, a legal firm that specializes in representing people injured while on bicycles. “I believe the people who ride bicycles are saving our planet and have every right to bicycle safely,” expressed Mr. Olmstead. “When they are injured, I am there to help.” is […]