Vanessa Wheeler

June 3, 2020

Tampa Bay bicyclists log more than 63,000 miles during National Bike Month

May is designated as National Bike Month. To celebrate, Bike/Walk Tampa Bay (BWTB) encouraged riders to log rides and share photos on Love To Ride Tampa Bay, which tracks local participation in the National Bike Challenge. As with the Tampa Bay Bike Challenge held during March, participants logged bicycle trips during May and encouraged others […]
April 30, 2020

Take the Tampa Bay Bike Month Challenge – Ride More, Encourage Others

May is National Bike Month! To celebrate, Bike/Walk Tampa Bay is hosting the Tampa Bay Bike Month Challenge with Love to Ride and the League of American Bicyclists. Due to “Safer-At-Home” restrictions in place, bicycling is an especially great way to get exercise and fresh air. “Hosting bike challenges is one of the many fun […]
April 3, 2020

Tampa Bay bicyclists log more than 58,000 miles during March, log virtual rides, and #socialdistance

In honor of Florida Bike Month, Bike/Walk Tampa Bay hosted the Tampa Bay Bike Challenge, encouraging people to ride bicycles for any reason including exercise, recreation, errands, and to and from work. Responding to the COVID-19 crisis mid-challenge, the focus shifted to encouraging solo or family rides close to home and the inclusion of logging […]
April 3, 2020

Tampa Bay Bike Challenge sparks friendly competition between local workplaces

Bike/Walk Tampa Bay (BWTB) hosted the Tampa Bay Bike Challenge to celebrate Florida Bike Month and encourage more people to ride bikes. There was an additional upside to the Challenge: help spread bicyclist awareness to local employers. All during March, BWTB invited workplaces to create teams within the Challenge platform and encourage their employees log […]
April 2, 2020

“Shifting Media Narratives” workshops make headway, move online amid COVID-19 pandemic

By Erin Scheffels, PhD On March 9, 2020, a group of dedicated professionals of various backgrounds and expertise met in St. Petersburg to discuss a new age of bicyclist and pedestrian safety. The workshop was part of a “Road to Zero” grant-funded series provided by the Center for Urban Transportation Research at University of South […]