Monday, June 16, 2008

It's Official: The Bicycle Bash by the Bay will be October 19 at Vinoy Park

This morning I pedaled from Seminole Heights across The Bay to St. Petersburg to submit two applications on behalf of SWFBUD to hold the 2008 Bicycle Bash by the Bay at Vinoy Park on October 19. One application is for the city of St. Pete to be a co-sponsor and the other application was for a park permit for the event.

As many of you know from last year, the 2007 Bicycle Bash by the Bay -- a bicycle festival to promote and celebrate bicycling in the Tampa Bay market -- was a tremendous success, drawing 3,000 people to Vinoy Park on Nov. 4, 2007.

This year's event is expected to double that number to 5,000-6,000. SWFBUD is partnering with the Share the Road Ride, which will hold its annual bike ride the morning of the Bicycle Bash by the Bay from Vinoy Park. John Sinibaldi of St. Petersburg is the point-man for the Share Ride, which SWFBUD believes is an ideal theme for the day of bicycling.

The Florida Bicycle Association will also be a partner because the FBA's annual Pro Bike Pro Walk Conference will be in St. Petersburg this year starting October 20.

We have plenty of room for vendors and a table is only $60! Please contact me at alansnel@yahoo.com for a vendor form so that you reserve your space early.

3 comments:

Dave said...

Do you know if there will be an organized group ride from Tampa across the bay that morning?

SWFBUD said...

The Tampa Bay Freewheelers had a group last year come out to the Bash, so you might want to check with them -- and don't forget, there's the Share The Road Ride before our festival from 8-11AM at the same location.

GhostRider said...

There's plenty of time before Oct. 19 to organize a "cross Bay" ride from Tampa.

I'm hopefully manning a table for Bikecommuters.com, so we'll probably wind up driving over there (ugh).