City of Temple Terrace Mayor, Andy Ross, proclaimed March as Bike Month in Temple Terrace at the City Council meeting on March 2, 2021. During the month, bicyclists participated in a virtual bike month challenge, logging their trips and taking photos along the way. An eight-mile history tour highlighted five historical markers in the City. Bicyclists took part in the challenge by taking photos along the route, logging their rides via the Love to Ride platform, or taking a spin class at the Family Recreation Complex.
“It is always a pleasure to partner with Bike/Walk Tampa Bay to encourage residents to explore the City of Temple Terrace by bicycle,” said Laurie Hayes, Marketing and Communications Officer with the City. “While we are missing events like Bike with the Mayor that were cancelled due to the pandemic, the month long celebration of Temple Terrace Bike Month allowed many more friends, neighbors, and entire families to take to the streets on their bikes. The inclusion of the City’s historical markers in this year’s ride gave participants an opportunity to not only get some physical exercise, but also to learn more about how the City of Temple Terrace came to be. The abundance of positive feedback we continue to receive reinforces our anticipation of the next opportunity to partner with Bike/Walk Tampa Bay.”
Riders who participated were able to get a collectible Temple Terrace Bike Month t-shirt or a set of bicycle lights. There was also a contest for riders who visited all five historical markers throughout the City. A total of 80 bicyclists participated in the challenge.