What we're about

Our Tampa Bay Cycling meetup group is targeted for Tampa Bay area cyclists interested in joining together to enjoy biking in the Tampa Bay area. We offer multiple speed classes, some shorter introductory group rides averaging from 10 to 12 mph, some rides 12 to 14, and others that are 15 to 18 mph. Please check each meetup for specifics on the average speed anticipated for the ride. We ride as a social, relaxed, but supportive group, in other words no paceline, and trash talking.

Negative or adversarial comments, posts or actions will result in removal and banning of the offending party.

Helmets are required, lights are heavily suggested, and participation is at your own risk, a waiver may be required which leader will bring to ride.

Our founder Patrick Hodgson, started this group (originally as Pinellas Pedalers) to meet other cycling enthusiasts and we look forward to exploring the many trails and safe bicycling roads in the area. Although all cyclists of all levels are welcome to join in, the rides will be from 10-90 miles, with most around 20 to 46 miles, and on occasion, a century ride.

We also like to get some of the members to join together to form a team to ride in the various charity events around the state of Florida.

All of our rides are posted on meetup. https://www.meetup.com/Tampa-Bay-Cycling/events/

We at Tampa Bay Cycling do not charge dues.

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TERMS OF PARTICIPATION

By registering and participating in this meetup, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to the following statement:

I understand that bicycling and other activities herein involve certain dangers and risks which I am prepared to fully assume for myself and all children accompanying me. I will abide by all traffic laws and regulations and agree to bicycle in a safe and prudent manner. In addition, I agree to waive all claims which I, or any member of my family, or my heirs, executors or assigns, may have against this meetup or its agents for damages or injury sustained as the result of participating in the physical activity here or in the future with the group.

The ride leader may have a release for me to sign.

We are volunteers, not professional hosts, leaders, medical personnel or mechanics, just folks who enjoy group rides with like minded peers :) . You are totally responsible for your own bike, personal skill level, personal safety and decisions.

Please join our FACEBOOK group too,

https://www.facebook.com/groups/TampaBayCycling/

Upcoming events (5)

Intro ride-Bike Pinellas Trails and Parks, 8 -10 miles at 10-12 mph 🚴‍♀️🚴🚴‍♀️

This ride will introduce you to the Pinellas Trail along with touring beautiful parks on the trail. We will start at John Taylor Park, riding to Walsingham Park or Boca Ciega Park then return to John Taylor Park . Ride will be at a comfortable pace (10 to 12 mph) while newer riders enjoy exploring and making new friends with like interests. All riders need wear protective head gear and it is suggested you have containers of fluid to stay hydrated. Please arrive 15 minutes before the ride begins, as we will start promptly. TERMS OF PARTICIPATION By registering and participating in this meetup, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to the following statement: I understand that bicycling and other activities herein involve certain dangers and risks which I am prepared to fully assume for myself and all children accompanying me. I will abide by all traffic laws and regulations and agree to bicycle in a safe and prudent manner. In addition, I agree to waive all claims which I, or any member of my family, or my heirs, executors or assigns, may have against this meetup or its agents for damages or injury sustained as the result of participating in the physical activity. We are volunteers, not professional hosts, leaders, medical personnel, cartographers, weather forecasters or mechanics, coaches or psychologists, just folks who enjoy group events with like minded peers :) . You are totally responsible for your own equipment, personal skill level, health, personal safety and decisions. We in our sole discretion may choose whom to accept or remove from this meetup group. No shows, negative or adversarial comments, posts or actions will result in removal and banning of the offending party. We will cancel in the event of rainy or very windy weather. Check back morning of event. Post questions here or IM us through Meetup. Check out our other local rides, and St Georges Island in September, and Savannah in October, https://www.meetup.com/Tampa-Bay-Cycling/events/ TIME TO GIVE BACK Do you wish there were more rides that were at a different speed then this one, maybe shorter/longer, closer to your house/work, or at a different time? Message Patrick H or Paul S through meetup and we will make you a host so you can post it. The more variety the better. Join our 1700 member Tampa Bay Cycling Facebook group and invite your friends to it! See and post pictures and questions and suggestions there. https://www.facebook.com/groups/TampaBayCycling/

Seminole - Gulfport (25 miles @ 15-18 mph)

Pinellas Trail & 102nd Avenue North

Come get your workout and miles in! We'll take the Pinellas Trail south to the Gulfport spur, and then neighborhood streets to downtown Gulfport. After a 10-minute break on the west side of the Casino, we'll head back. The is no-drop, but please make sure you can do the posted speed amd the Florida hills. There are 12 overpasses roundtrip. We may get a bite to eat and beverage afterwards if there is interest. What to bring - Plenty of liquids - Helmet required - Tube/flat tire repair kit - Lights recommended TERMS OF PARTICIPATION By registering and participating, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to the following statement: I understand that the activities herein involve certain dangers and risks which I am prepared to fully assume for myself and all children accompanying me. I will abide by all laws and regulations and agree to participate in a safe and prudent manner. In addition, I agree to waive all claims which I, or any member of my family, or my heirs, executors or assigns, may have against this meetup or its agents for damages or injury sustained as the result of participating in the physical activity. We are volunteers, not professional hosts, leaders, medical personnel, cartographers, weather forecasters or mechanics, coaches or psychologists, just folks who enjoy group events with like minded peers :) . You are responsible for your own equipment, personal skill level, health, personal safety and decisions.

Bike the Pinellas Trail From Dunedin To Tarpon Springs

We will bike the Northern segment of the trail to Tarpon Springs and back About 25 +/- miles. 10 to 13 mph. Scenic ride between 2 quaint towns. Regular water breaks. Long enough break in Tarpon Springs to explore the town. Possible lunch in Dunedin after. Normally we'd meet at the Box Car Diner, but it's closed so we will meet on the North side of Main St. where it crosses the trail. There is a free public parking lot just past the Box car off Main St. and also on street parking. Meet at 9:30. Hit the trail by 9:40. [masked] if lost or running late. Bring plenty of water, bug spray, sunscreen, snack, helmet.

The Beer Loop - 24 miles (Rolling speed 14-16mph)

3 Daughters Brewing

Over the past few rides we've had ice cream, yogurt, t'keely and pelican food. Now it's beer time! This no-drop, 24 mile ride starts and ends at 3 Daughters brewpub. Starting there, we will head west towards Treasure Island on 1st Ave N, then south on Gulf Blvd, where we will take a short break at the Paradise Grille in Pass-a-Grille. We'll then head back north to the Pinellas Bayway, over the bridge and towards Maximo. Then north on 37th St S to the Pinellas Trail which will lead us back to 3 Daughters. Map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33697044 TERMS OF PARTICIPATION By registering and participating in this or any of our future meetups, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to the following statement: I understand that the activities herein involve certain dangers and risks which I am prepared to fully assume for myself and all children accompanying me. I will abide by all laws and regulations and agree to participate in a safe and prudent manner. In addition, I agree to waive all claims which I, or any member of my family, or my heirs, executors or assigns, may have against this meetup or its agents for damages or injury sustained as the result of participating in the physical activity. We are volunteers, not professional hosts, leaders, medical personnel, cartographers, weather forecasters or mechanics, coaches or psychologists, just folks who enjoy group events with like minded peers :) . You are totally responsible for your own equipment, personal skill level, health, personal safety and decisions. We in our sole discretion may choose whom to accept or remove from this meetup group. No shows, negative or adversarial comments, posts or actions will result in removal and banning of the offending party. Don't send instant messages through meetup to folks you haven't met. Propositions to meet outside of meetup events to a virtual stranger is creepy. Of course a relevant message to or from an event host regarding an upcoming meetup is different. Thank you for that consideration. The ride leader may have a release for me to sign. Attendance limited due to covid. Practice social distancing. We won't touch you or your stuff. If you or your bike are iffy please stay home. • What to bring a MASK a spare tube (flat tire fixings), bike lock, plenty of liquids; helmet will be required. Bring money for food and refreshments. also, Bright clothing, front & rear lights are very good to have • See all our rides we need you with us! https://www.meetup.com/Tampa-Bay-Cycling/events/calendar/ Join our Tampa Bay Cycling Facebook bike group and invite your friends! Great questions, answers, dialog, ideas and 1800+ friends. https://www.facebook.com/groups/TampaBayCycling/

Past events (665)

flatwoods afternoon [3 laps (24-26 miles) @ 18-20mph]

Flatwoods Park - Bruce B Downs Entrance

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