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7th Annual "Holiday Lights" Ride-Tampa

> Holiday Lights Ride 2013 <

This ride has become an annual event. Our holiday rides the last five years have been a blast...let's do it again! We had better close to 50 last year, let's see if we can out do that! We can do part of our normal route along Bayshore and view the houses decorated on the sidestreets...we can then ride to Genos (Market on 7th) in Ybor for pizza...

In keeping with the holiday spirit-decorating your bikes and yourselves is highly encouraged... but use common sense and dress yourselves and bikes safely and appropriately! Please test out your ride as dressed up to make sure everything like the brakes it still works. Many last season got creative.

Let's aim for a good turnout again this year, bring a friend or two.

-LIGHTS AND HELMETS MANDATORY -
no exceptions,please!

If you haven't been on this ride, we do ride on streets with no bike lanes with brisk traffic at times, be comfortable riding on roads at night...any questions, please ask!

Hope to see you there!

In the mean time - here's the pictures from the previous years events
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Happy Holidaze!


Printable copy of Route

 

Route

Ride is on the calendar to start at 6:30PM - Intent is to roll out by 7:00PM. We've always needed a bit of extra time on this one to get everyone's rides and costumes safe enough to ride on the streets - please be on time.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great lights, great ride. Everyone looked awesome, and Ybor was so much fun! Thanks for the pizza, Drew!

    December 19, 2013

  • Laura

    We are all blessed to have the opportunity to spend time together while having such a good time! Merry CHRISTmas to all of you! Thank you Drew for another great relaxing ride!

    December 19, 2013

  • Dorothy L.

    Ist time foe me and I had such a good time. Enjoyed the company it s great meeting new friends...thanks Drew!!!! Merry Christmas everyone...

    December 19, 2013

  • Sheila

    Fun ride! Great way to get into the holiday spirit!!

    December 19, 2013

  • Drew H.

    As expected it was a great ride. Some great lighting was done. although I think there was quite a bit fewer lights this year on the houses, that on the bikes exceeded things.

    December 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent ride and awesome lights, both on the houses and on our bikes. Thanks Drew!!

    December 18, 2013

  • Martin B.

    Good time! Thanks Drew for leading us into so many illuminated neighborhoods. Thanks also for the pizza and great fellowship.

    December 18, 2013

  • Melodie W.

    Sorry Drew, I just now got home from work. Hope you all had a great time!!

    December 18, 2013

  • Frank B.

    can't make it, recovering from a cold.
    Meetup does not let me change status?

    December 18, 2013

  • Drew H.

    looks like there will be competition for parking! Paramore with Robin Thicke, Enrique Iglesias, Miley Cyrus, Flo Rida, Jason DeRulo, Travie McCoy, Jingle Ball, Ariana Grande, Austin Mahone, Fifth Harmony will be at the Forum (Ice Palace) at 7:30. Park a good distance away if possible. Stay tuned in case I've got to change the start point!

    December 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      But we're still meeting at Four Fields? My car is already at Britton Plaza, and I'll bike up Bayshore to join you all.

      December 18, 2013

    • Drew H.

      Check - parking lot of Four Green Fields at least

      December 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to a great ride.

    December 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Drew, What is the normal pace for the holiday ride?

    December 17, 2013

    • Drew H.

      very slow, down in the 10mph raange

      December 18, 2013

  • Steve S.

    will have to miss it this year...hope everyone has fun!

    December 17, 2013

    • Drew H.

      Where's the dislike button?

      December 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is worth driving my car! (so I can get safely home to Pinellas)

    1 · December 11, 2013

  • Randy P.

    Sorry all, can't make it this year, next will have to be bigger and better than ever

    December 8, 2013

  • Conni W.

    I hate to miss it, it's a great time! But, have a conflict…..you guys have fun!!! Merry Christmas!

    December 7, 2013

  • Duane B.

    My wife and I went last year for the first time. We have a whole bunch of new people joining us this year.

    1 · December 2, 2013

  • ellen p.

    its a great time

    July 7, 2013

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