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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 biking 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. We are adding leaders for some even faster rides. Please check each meetup for specifics on the average speed anticipated for the bike ride. Most of our rides are as a social, relaxed, but supportive group, in other words no paceline, and trash talking. As we add faster rides some may have a paceline, read the ride description.

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 biking group (originally as Pinellas Pedalers) to meet other cycling enthusiasts and looking forward to exploring the many trails and safe bicycling roads in the area. Although all cyclists of all levels are welcome to join in, our rides will be from 10-90 miles, with most around 20 to 50 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.

We at Tampa Bay Cycling do not charge dues.

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 7000+ member FACEBOOK group too,

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Our USA Rails to Trails Facebook group, Rails To Trails Bike Trips | Facebook

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