6 date ideas for bike lovers

While Tampa Bay is brimming with romantic date options, ask anyone at Coast and we’ll tell you that nothing beats a two-wheeled adventure with the one you love.

These fun cycling date ideas will put a fresh spin on your romantic weekend plans.

Have a moonlit picnic

Load your bike basket up with a loaf of bread, a hunk of cheese, champagne and strawberries and head to the waterfront. The cool evening breeze, star-studded sky and pretty view are free. Thank you, Florida.

Take a three-course restaurant tour

Plan your very own culinary tour of the city without having to worry about parking or surging Uber prices. Start at a tapas restaurant for appetizers; head to a steakhouse for the main entree, then work up an appetite for dessert by cycling across town for coffee and cheesecake.

Bike for brews

Looking for something more casual? Take a mini tasting tour of some of our local breweries. It’s not all about the beer though; challenge your date to a game of Connect 4 at 3 Daughters Brewing in St. Pete, or check out live music at New World Brewery in Tampa. The Brewery Bay is a great place to plan your route.

Get fancy

Using St. Pete’s Tweed Ride as inspiration, get dressed up to the nines and turn heads as you take a pleasure cruise through the city. Don’t forget to carry a bottle of bubbly and some vintage tunes in your basket for the scenic stops and Instagram ops.

Take a city tour

Museums. Murals. Bookstores. Oddball roadside attractions. Breweries. Antiques. International cuisine. Consider theming your tour of the city according to your date’s interests. You could also take your beau on a nostalgic bike tour of your favorite childhood haunts, just like old times.

Saddle up on the couch

Looking to get cozy after an evening of coasting? Netflix has some great bike-themed viewing. Try Wadjda, Bicycle Thieves, or Stop At Nothing.

Booking a Coast bike through the website or app is simple. Rent bikes by the hour, or sign up for a membership.