Hillsborough

October 24, 2017

Tampa Bay cyclist and crash survivor Amanda Coker honored at BWTB Fall Summit for breaking world records

“It was hard and I loved every minute of it,” said Amanda Coker, the new holder of the World Record for the greatest distance cycled in a year by a man or a woman. Coker stood at the podium at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg and spoke to the crowd at the […]
October 25, 2017

Bike/Walk Tampa Bay coalition recognizes National Bike Challenge riders at Fall Summit

Bicyclists from all over the Tampa Bay region were honored at the 2017 Fall Summit in St. Petersburg for participating in the League of American Bicyclist’s National Bike Challenge*. The purpose of the summit was to discuss regional progress toward creating a transportation-centered culture shift in Tampa Bay; the coalition’s goal is to get more […]
October 30, 2017

Traffic Skills 101 courses coming in December to prepare Tampa Bay bicyclists for riding on the road safely, confidently

In December, Bike/Walk Tampa Bay (BWTB) will host Traffic Skills 101 (TS101) courses in both Tampa and St. Petersburg. The course is taught by League Cycling Instructors (LCIs) and is also a prerequisite for becoming an LCI*, but is just as important for bicyclists who have experience riding on the roadways and want to improve […]
November 13, 2017

Sidewalk Stompers empower community via school-based walking program, public engagement

The Roosevelt Elementary Sidewalk Stompers is a volunteer organization founded in early 2016 by a group of parents committed to encouraging children to walk to school and providing them safe pedestrian pathways to walk on. The goal is to build a larger community commitment to pedestrian traffic and safety, says Emily Hinsdale, the Stompers’ Co-Founder. […]
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 […]