Regional Summit

The BWTB Summit is nearly here!

The annual Bike/Walk Tampa Bay Summit provides a forum for our community to come together to showcase the region’s progress, establish the Coalition’s priorities, and discuss how to transform Tampa Bay into the best place in the nation to bike and walk.

The 2021 Bike/Walk Tampa Bay Virtual Summit will be held on Friday, November 5 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

We will also feature a virtual local tour at 4:00 p.m.


View the Summit Program

Bike/Walk Tampa Bay is gearing up for a great BWTB Virtual Summit this year! Here’s a sneak peek into some of the great things we have in store for attendees: We’ll kick off the festivities with an update from our Advisory Board Chair, Dave Andreychuk; Becky Afonso of Florida Bicycle Association will share about an important bicycle safety law that went into effect this past July; we’ll hear from Shaina Finkel, the national president of SADD, about how her organization is encouraging teens to make safe decisions; and more! Hope to see you online!

Michael Schwaid poses with his bike in front of the Pinellas County Courthouse, where he worked for much of his career.

Our Summit will include a special awards ceremony. Bike/Walk Tampa Bay will present the Michael R. Schwaid Bicyclist of the Year award to an extraordinary citizen bicyclist who has demonstrated courage and resilience, and serves as a role model for other bicyclists. This very special award, named in memory of Michael Schwaid for his passion for bicycling, his bike safety advocacy, and his bravery for returning to bicycling after experiencing a nearly fatal crash with a drunk driver while riding his bike.

For more information about the Michael R. Schwaid Bicyclist of the Year award and recipients in past years, please visit:

We are pleased to present our inaugural Pedestrian of the Year award. The following were the nomination criteria (not all criteria must be met to qualify):
* Citizen living in Pinellas or Hillsborough Counties
* Demonstrated commitment to improving pedestrian education and safety, and/or the benefits of walking
* Source of inspiration to others