Some more odds and ends from the Bicycle Stories headquarters...
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A big tip of the bicycle helmet to my former college cycling pal David Regen, who sent me Jeff Mapes' book, Pedaling Revolutuion.
I just got the book in the mail today and I'm looking forward to reading it this month.
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The Tour de France Month has folks pumped for cycling right here in Tampa Bay, from bike rides led by the Carrollwood Bicycle Emporium to a Tour de France BBQ party hosted by Seminole Heights Bicycle Club member Doug Jesseph on Saturday.
Some of the hoopla also includes a Fixed Gear race on David Islands last Saturday and now I hear that there will be a crit in the parking lot at the Winthrop Town Centre shopping plaza in Riverview at 5:30 PM on Saturday, July 18. The crit route will be right in the shopping center, where restaurants Acropolis and The Green Iguana are located. Bikeworks, owned by Cap Pooler and located in the shopping center, is promoting the race and if you want info, call 813-661-RIDE or email email@example.com
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Reminder of key meetings that affect bicyclists this week: Tuesday July 14 4 PM Weeden Nature Center in St. Pete about the Friendship TrailBridge; Wednesday July 15 7 PM Platt Library Manhattan Avenue in Tampa about the TrailBridge; Thursday July 16 5 PM SWFBUD Bike Ride to People's All Life Center 6105 East Sligh Ave. in Tampa for 6 PM Hillsborough County Budget Hearing on proposed parks cuts.