April 2, 2020

Second annual USF Transportation Day showcases variety of multi-modal options

By Christina Van Allen, Marketing & Communications Officer, Center for Urban Transportation Research at USF The University of South Florida (USF) closed a campus street to motorists for the second annual USF Transportation Day. The transportation celebration focused on sustainable, multi-use, and non-car commuting options in the Tampa Bay region, including bicycles, scooters, and electric […]
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 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 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 […]
May 4, 2020

As more people ride bicycles, motorists are reminded to “give three feet” when passing

According to Florida state law, when a motorist overtakes and passes a bicyclist or other non-motorized vehicle on a roadway, the motorist must pass at a safe distance of not less than three feet between the vehicle and the bicycle or other non-motorized vehicle. To remind motorists of this law, decals with the message “Give […]