A super cross-section of bicyclists celebrated tonight as SWFBUD announced publicly that we are moving the Bicycle Bash Festival into downtown Tampa on NOV 4.
Many thanks to Hillsborough County Commissioner Mark Sharpe; Tampa Councilman Frank Reddick and Tampa Transportation Director Jean Duncan who all offered supportive words to grow bicycling in Tampa and Tampa Bay.
Kudos to SWFBUD bike shop Velo Champ in Seminole Heights for playing the role of kind host tonight. Morgan Gaynor of SWFBUD law firm Mark Roman Law Group also attended.
Great bicycle energy and mojo in the room for this mini-bicycle pep rally, and I can't wait to work with people from the city, county and across the Bay to make this Bicycle Bash event the best ever on NOV 4 in downtown.
Thank you Papa Johns for pizza, Cold Storage for beer, Mikey's for sandwiches, Buddy Brew for coffee and Microgroove for music for tonight's gathering.
By the way, Commissioner Sharpe said he puts bicycles and beer before politics. Councilman Reddick has a bicycle with two flats in the garage but we're going to get him on that bike. And Jean Duncan stayed more than two hours talking to everyone in the room about biking and infrastructure.
We can and we will turn Tampa around and make it a first-class bicycle town.