Thursday, October 14, 2010

Activities At SWFBUD Stores

SWFBUD bike stores are always doing cool bicycling activities in Tampa Bay and I want to pass along a few items.

David Luppino at Just Ride Bicycles said his store's last flat repair class of the year will be Oct 19 at 6:30 PM. It's free and you'll get tips on changing a flat, cleaning your bikes and doing simple maintenance.

Then on Nov 27, Just Ride Bicycles is having a "Moustache Ride." David says yes, this is for both men and women and free 'staches will be handed to all who participate. 7:30 am is rollout, Stephen says.

David said you can also grow your own moustaches like his and Stephen's. Stephen says best natural 'stache wins a $25 gift card. Beer and bagels to follow the ride.

Visit for more info. It will be a very informal ride of 30-40 miles at a casual to speedy pace. Donations are welcome but not required. Funds raised benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation and LIVESTRONG.

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Manny at SWFBUD store University Bicycle Center tells me that the shop will VO2 Max testing going on this week through Saturday, Oct. 16.

Manny says the benefit of the test is help folks with training, especially those folks who want to heart train and have a base of their true/own fitness level. Any rider who wants to improve their fitness should consider this test, he says.

The cost is $110 and riders can RSVP to Manny at

Manny says your check list should include your bike, cycling clothes, shoes, towel, recovery drink and cash, check or paypal paid directly to lab tech. For more info:

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