I'm happy to announce that two St. Petersburg bicycle stores -- ABC Bicycles on Central Avenue and Trek Bicycle Store on 4th Street -- have joined SWFBUD. I want to welcome Rick Fidanzato, who owns both stores, to the SWFBUD family of advocacy bike dealers in Tampa Bay. Rick is a bike advocate who knows the importance of how bicycling can help communities flourish.
If you appreciate SWFBUD's work such as putting on the annual Bicycle Bash and getting Hillsborough County to initiate a bicycle safety action plan in response to recent bicyclist deaths, you should thank SWFBUD store owners who pay me every month to accomplish our advocacy goals.
Show your support by shopping at your local SWFBUD bike store. Besides ABC Bicycles and Trek Store--St. Pete, your SWFBUD stores are:
Bicycle Outfitters in Seminole
Chainwheel Drive in Clearwater and Palm Harbor
Carrollwood Bicycle Emporium
Just Ride Bicycles in Riverview
Oliver's Cycle Sports in new Tampa
Street Fit 360 in south Tampa
University Bicycle Center in north Tampa
Suncoast Trailside Bicycles in Odessa
Trek Bicycle Store in south Tampa and Clearwater
The Ironman Store in new Tampa
Also, three bike-advocacy lawyers who are passionate bicyclists are members of SWFBUD:
Tom Singletary of Tampa
Christopher Burns of Jacksonville
J. Steele Olmstead of Tampa/Spring Hill
They all enable me to do my bike advocacy work and deserve your support.