Encouragement

November 20, 2017

Largo Police Department celebrates 5th annual Family Safety Day event with bicycle, helmet giveaways

On November 18, 2017, the Largo Police Department held their 5th annual Family Safety Day. Attendees received information from the Bike/Walk Tampa Bay exhibit on pedestrian and bicycle safety. Other exhibits included water safety, gun safety, fire safety, and more. There was also an opportunity to participate in a bike rodeo, where they were taught hands-on safety strategies by the police. Bikes were provided for […]
November 27, 2017

Illegal passing of school buses becomes dangerous local trend, spurs education efforts to keep children safe

In 2016, sixteen year-old Cameron Mayhew was walking to his school bus when he was hit by a motorist illegally passing the stopped bus. Mayhew died the next day. To avoid more tragedies like this one, the Cameron Mayhew Act took effect in Florida on July 1, 2017. This legislation increases the minimum penalty for […]
December 6, 2017

In Memory of our friend Michael Schwaid

Michael Schwaid, known by his friends and fellow bicyclists as “Michael on Bicycle,” passed away on September 27, 2017.  Michael was an inspiration to bicyclists everywhere, and he always had a smile to share and a passionate word to say about bicycle safety and his experience in the saddle.  Many know that Michael endured a […]
December 7, 2017

Coast Bike Share celebrates valuable people, places, and partners at its third birthday party in Downtown Tampa

On December 6, 2017, Bike/Walk Tampa Bay Community Partner, Coast Bike Share, celebrated their third year as Tampa Bay’s official bike share program. The program, managed by Cyclehop, offers flexible one-way travel options via 700 bicycles located at 80+ hubs across downtown Tampa, downtown St. Petersburg, and USF Tampa. In just three years, the good […]
December 12, 2017

Traffic Skills 101 courses teach Tampa Bay bicyclists skills for riding safely on the road

On December 2 and December 9, 2017, Bike/Walk Tampa Bay (BWTB) hosted Traffic Skills 101 (TS 101) courses, teaching skills to Tampa Bay residents who want to ride on the region’s roads. On December 2, the course was held at the University of South Florida’s St. Petersburg campus, and on December 9, it was held […]