Welcome to the 2014 SWFBUD Bicycle Bash -- Nov 6 10am-4pm at Flatwoods Park

The 7th Annual Bicycle Bash in downtown Tampa is all about celebrating bicycling in the Tampa Bay area. The Bicycle Bash invites bicyclists of all stripes, backgrounds, ages and interests to come to beautiful Cotanchobee Park on Tampa's waterfront to visit the bike shops, check out the vendors, bike the Riverwalk, and enjoy all things bicycling. See you APRIL 6 at the Bike Bash!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Check Out Touching Channel 10 Story

Channel 10 did a touching story on Genevieve Almodovar, who is overseeing the kids arts and crafts program at the Bicycle Bash to honor the memory of her mom Diane Vega. A red light runner killed Diane while she was on her bike commute home from work on Oct. 1, 2010.

Bike Bash Ahead!

Thank you Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office for placing this sign on Morris Bridge Road just east of I-75 to tell everyone about the Bicycle Bash at fabulous Flatwoods Park Sunday.

Tampa Police did the same on Bruce B. Downs for the other entrance into Flatwoods. Thanks go out to Tampa's John Newman for that sign.

I spent this afternoon laying out the Bash site and all systems go for a full day of celebrating bicycling in Tampa Bay Sunday.

County parks at Flatwoods led by Kevin Church, Eddie, The Grizz, Ranger Rick and the whole crew have been wonderful. See you guys bright and early tomorrow. Enjoy your extra hour of sleep

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Creative Loafing Previews Sunday's Bicycle Bash

Thank you Julie Garisto at Creative Loafing for doing a wonderful job previewing the Bicycle Bash in the magazine's "do this" section on page 5.

Creative Loafing also wrote a cover story two months ago on SWFBUD's BAM Network idea for a regionwide paved trail system in Hillsborough County/Tampa. See you Sunday.

Patch.com Story on Sunday's Bash

Check out the cool Patch.com story on Sunday's Bicycle Bash.

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Look for Channel 10 Coverage of the Bash Friday and Saturday

Brian Eckman of Carrollwood Bicycle Emporium and I talked with Channel 10 News this morning about the Bicycle Bash on Sunday. Look for Channel 10 coverage Friday and Saturday.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Mayor Buckhorn and Fla. Rep. Burgin To Sign Peopleforbikes.org Pledge At Bicycle Bash

The latest cool Bicycle Bash news: Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and state Rep. Rachel Burgin will be signing the peopleforbikes.org pledge to support bicycling in the U.S. at 12:30 PM at Sunday's Bicycle Bash.

Peopleforbikes.org will also give away a new Civia commuter bike during the Bash, so visit their booth Sunday.

She Might Not Be At The Bash But She'll Be Wearing The Bash Shirt

Meet my new friend Ryan, who works at Cafe Hey in Tampa and loves bicycling and would love to attend Sunday's Bicycle Bash but she lamented to me that she has to work Sunday. That really bummed me out, so the best I could do was give her a Bicycle Bash T-shirt to wear Sunday at work and she said she will wear it with pride.

Speaking of Bash shirts, I met my friend Timothy wearing the Bash shirt earlier in the day at the downtown Tampa food truck rally.

All-Star Food Line-up At The Bash

This year's Bicycle Bash Festival features an all-star selection of food, with our headliner being the Taco Bus Food Truck.

But we have others, too, including The Killer Samich Food Truck, La Cepereria Cafe Food Truck of Ybor City, Queen of Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant and Little Greek Restaurant.

Here's Dino of La Creperia Cafe in action.

The Killer Samich Food Truck will be at Flatwoods, too.

And the famed Taco Bus will be at the Bash.

Mayor Buckhorn Invites Bicyclists To Bike With Him At The Bash

Tampa Trib Reports Preview Story On Bicycle Bash

Ken Knight of the Tampa Tribune wrote a terrific story about Sunday's Bicycle Bash.