It’s officially Florida Bike Month – our favourite kind of month!
Between the daily sunshine and just-warm-enough temperatures, there’s no better time to be out and about on two wheels.
Yesterday we announced our #CoastChallenge, which will reward the Coast members completing the most trips throughout the month. Think you can take it? Grab a bike by the hour or sign up for one of our memberships.
We’ll also be celebrating at a variety of events in March. From history tours and indie markets to BBQ with a side of bikes, we’d love to see you. Check out our March events below.
Saturday March 4 – Hub Day at Indie Market
11am-1pm, 1049 Central Avenue, St. Pete.
Stop by our hub beside The Independent during the St. Pete Indie Market to meet the Coast Crew and receive a introduction to your city’s new fleet of blue bikes. The ever-popular prize wheel will be on-hand, too, with the chance to win swag and epic hi-fives.
Saturday, March 4 – History Bike Tampa
10am – 12pm, 808 N Franklin St, Tampa
$5 suggestion donation
Content for the History Bike Tampa tour can include anything from cigars, mafia, and Cuban revolutionaries to turn of the century women’s activism. Tours are two hours in length and begin at Kahwa Coffee’s location in downtown Tampa on the corner of N Tampa Street and E Polk St.
Wednesday, March 8 – Coast Commuter Station
7am – 9am, 109 2nd Street N, St. Pete
Whether you’re biking to work, or taking an early-morning bike ride along the water before work, join the Coast Crew at their pop-up commuter station at the hub on 109 2nd Street North. There will be bike share demos, advice on commuter cycling, prize wheel fun and bike-to-work hi-fives galore.
Tuesday, March 14 – Blarney Bike Ride Tampa
7-10pm, Ferg’s Live, 490 Channelside Dr, Tampa
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on two wheels! Kicking off at Ferg’s Live in Tampa, participants will solve clues and complete challenges along a 10-mile scavenger hunt route, collecting shamrock bracelets as they go, which can be exchanged for raffle tickets and prizes.
Saturday, March 18 – BBQ and Bikes in St. Pete
11am, Deuces BBQ, 911 22nd St S, St Pete
Been wondering how Coast Bike Share works? Meet us out back at Deuces BBQ for a quick and easy introduction to the system. Enjoy appetizers while we give a brief demo, before using a free promo hour code to take a bike for a spin on a guided ride around St. Pete.
Thursday, March 23 – Urban Restaurant Tour Tampa
5:30pm – 9:45pm, Tour start location TBD.
$15 per person in advance.
A social ride, leading 60-80 cyclists on a small plate tasting tour of some of Tampa Bay’s best restaurants. Delicious and fun!
Don’t forget to share a picture of your Coast rides to have trips added to your final #CoastChallenge count. Every little helps. Tag us @Coast Bikes on Twitter or Instagram and use the hashtag #CoastChallenge.