One of the highlights of today's Seminole Heights Bicycle Club inaugural ride was having Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio pedaling along for the ride.
The mayor was smartly decked out in bike shorts and a Police Unity Tour top and spoke to the 60 riders who participated in the bike club's maiden trek during a break at Patterson Street Park on the Hillsborough River.
Florence Marsan, the SHBC mediawoman, videotaped the mayor saying a few words about bicycling in Tampa and in Seminole Heights, including her promise to paint a bike lane on Platt Street -- a wide three-lane, one-way road that leads into downtown Tampa from the Hyde Park area. Way to go mayor!
Platt Street Bike Lane