I'm happy to say that the local Florida Department of Transportation office furnished me with some 200 reflective safety bracelets that will be handed out to all Hub Grub Bicycle Ride participants on April 2. Thank you to Jeanette Rouse of the local DOT safety office for providing these very cool safety bracelets.
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My bicycle friends Jordan and Catalina Markel of the Wellswood neighborhood in Tampa tell me that their friend Susie is looking for volunteers for Saturday's downtown crit race in Tampa. Susie wrote this message:
"I am coordinating the volunteers for the Cigar City Brewing Criterium bike race next Saturday, the 26 of March. Is there any chance that the two of you might want to come downtown and volunteer for a couple of hours? I am in need of course marshalls- spend a few hours in the sun keeping pedestrians off the route. Bring your lawn chair. I have other options too. Thanks! Susie http://www.facebook.com/susie.nelsoncrowley"
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Jeff Houck, the premier food writer of the country who happens to live right here in Tampa Bay, took a few photos of bicycle life in downtown St. Pete. Some cool bike lock action near the museum downtown.
Here's the latest entry for this weekend's grand prix race.
St. Pete has some major banyon tree action going on.
Tight squeeze to get by this bakery. The tourists like to rent these bikes and pedal on the sidewalks.
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And Happy Birthday wishes to bicycle commuter and Bicycle Stories reader Nick Griffiths, who bikes from his Seminole Heights home to the Moffitt Cancer Center every day. Nick bikes with the Seminole Heights Bicycle Club and has been known to snap a few photos while on his bicycle.