While National Bike Month takes place in May, we do things a little differently here in Florida. To make the most of the beautiful weather, cities across the Sunshine State celebrate Florida Bike Month in March. We have a packed calendar of events in store. Take a peek and save the dates!
Saturday, March 3 – History Bike Tampa
9:30am – 12pm
Cost: FREE (suggested donation of $5)
Kahwa Coffee, 808 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602
Marking the fifth birthday of History Bike Tampa, content for this tour can include anything from cigars, mafia, and Cuban revolutionaries to turn of the century women’s activism in the City of Tampa.
Saturday, March 3 – The Power of Public Art: A Bike Tour
2:00 – 4:30pm
Cost: From $20
Florida Craft Art Gallery, 501 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Led by Florida CraftArt and Coast Bike Share, enjoy a guided mural ride covering a 22-block radius of back streets and alleys across four Arts Districts. Bring your own bike or request a Coast bike (optional rental is included with your ticket), and explore the power of public art in the City of St. Petersburg.
Thursday, March 25 – Virtual Hub and Bike Share Pop-Up at Night Market St. Pete
6 – 10pm
St Pete Side Lot, 2133 2nd Ave S, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33712
Ride a Coast bike to this high-energy night market featuring over 60 local vendors, DJs, food and drinks, and lock up for free at the Coast Bike Share tent.
Friday, March 16 – Bike To Work Day St. Pete
7 – 7:50am
If bicyclists whizzing by seem happier than gridlock-bound car commuters, you’re not imagining it. Numerous recent studies have found that two-wheeled commuters are happier than those arriving to work via car. Try it for yourself and gather at one of three community meeting spots, ride, and convene at Williams Park for the main celebration, where Mayor Kriseman will give a short address while Black Crow serves complimentary coffee and donuts.
Saturday, March 17 – River O’Green Ride
8:30 – 10am
Channel the spirit of the Irish and burn a few calories ahead of the annual green beer, corned beef and cabbage feast. As part of The Mayor’s River O’Green Fest in the City of Tampa, join Coast Bike Share for a free group bike ride this St. Patrick’s Day. Registration will take place at Curtis Hixon Park at 8:30am, where you can fuel up with complimentary Power Crunch bars ahead of the ride. Pots of gold (prizes) will be awarded to the costumed rider and the best decorated bike, so don your green duds and shamrock that cycle. The event will culminate as riders roll in to watch the Hillsborough River being dyed green, ahead of the annual celebration of Irish heritage with delicious food, cold beer, games, live music, and a Shamrock Scavenger Crawl. Bring your own bicycle or rent a Coast bike from one of the 30+ hubs downtown.
Saturday, March 17 – Bike Share Pop-Up at Mayor’s River O’Green Fest
10:30am – 12:30pm
Curtis Hixon Park station
Meet the Coast Bike Share crew at their Curtis Hixon Park bike share pop-up. Learn more about how the City of Tampa’s bike share system works, spin the prize wheel to win swag, or take part in the slow ride challenge – how slow can you go?
Tuesday, March 20 – Bike To Work Day Tampa
7 – 8:30am
Gather at one of the meeting spots closest to your community route and meet us at Lykes Gaslight Square from 7:30am to enjoy complimentary coffee and donuts.
Thursday, March 22 – Urban Restaurant Tour
Cost: $15 registration or $20 walk-up
The Urban Restaurant Tour is Tampa Bay’s monthly social ride to experience the city’s best food and drink at local restaurants across Downtown, Tampa Heights, Seminole Heights, Hyde Park, Ybor City, Davis Islands, and surrounding areas.
Sunday, March 25 – Hidden History Bike Tour
2 – 4:30pm
Cost: From $20
Independent Bar St.Petersburg, 1049 Central Ave, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33705
Duck in and out of hidden historic neighborhoods on this guided bike tour around St. Petersburg with Coast Bike Share and St. Petersburg Preservation. Take a leisurely ride along the waterfront, discover the stories behind the Old Southeast and Driftwood neighborhoods, and explore the unique architectural styles of homes along the way.