May 2019 – May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists, and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. On May 15, the Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners recognized the benefits and importance of bicycle safety and the many local bicycling advocates with a proclamation. Watch the video, and you’ll see many familiar faces, including our own Wade Reynolds and many who’ve long been involved with our Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) and Vision Zero Hillsborough Coalition – Pedal Power Promoters, Tampa Downtown Partnership, Westshore Tampa Alliance, ULI Tampa Bay, and many other community partners – working towards bike/pedestrian safety and support of healthy transportation choices.
On Thursday, May 23, join Tampa’s new Mayor Jane Castor and the Tampa Downtown Partnership for Downtown’s Bike to Work Ride & Rally. Group rides are being organized from eight neighborhood locations. All rides end at Lykes Gaslight Park for the rally with exhibitors, coffee, and healthy nibbles.