Encouragement

March 1, 2018

Steve Brown named the 2018 Michael R. Schwaid Bicyclist of the Year

In early 2017, Bike/Walk Tampa Bay (BWTB) presented its first Bicyclist of the Year award to Michael R. Schwaid, who was known by many as “Michael on Bicycle.” Michael was honored for his passion for bicycling, and his courage and resilience in getting back on his bicycle after being rear-ended by a motorist with a […]
March 21, 2018

Mayors lead “Bike to Work Day” rides in celebration of Florida Bicycle Month

March is Florida Bicycle Month! In recent years, Bike to Work Day events, as part of the month-long celebration, have gained popularity with regional city mayors. It’s a win-win for everyone! Residents have the opportunity to take to the streets by bicycle and interact with their city’s leadership, and mayors are able to demonstrate that […]
March 23, 2018

Local leaders recognized for contributions to safety, Vision Zero

On Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at a reception at the Franklin Manor in downtown Tampa, the five Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) in the Tampa Bay area (Hernando/Citrus, Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, and Sarasota/Manatee) along with Walk Bike Tampa and Bike/Walk Tampa Bay, presented awards to individuals for their contributions to the region. There were two award […]
March 30, 2018

USF students get hands-on experience in using bicycling as a form of transportation

University of South Florida (USF) students enrolled in the Sustainable Transportation course are learning ways to get around that are better for the environment, such as walking, transit, and bicycling. When it came to the bicycling component of the course, the professor did more than just talk about it in the classroom. “Having led study […]
April 2, 2018

Plant City hosts second annual “Bike with the Mayor” ride

On Friday, March 30, 2018, Plant City residents and other bicyclists from around the region joined Plant City Mayor Rick Lott, community leaders, City of Plant City staff, and representatives from Bike/Walk Tampa Bay, the Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Florida Department of Transportation at Gilchrist Park for Plant City’s second annual Bike with […]