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This Meetup introduces prospective riders to the SWAMP mtb club, a community of off-road cycling enthusiasts of all skill levels and experience, sharing in the fun and excitement of mountain biking. We promote and advance our sport by uniting riders in a social environment that fosters camaraderie and the ability to improve our skills thru information sharing.

In the social arena, Swamp hosts 5-6 weekly rides rotating thru five local bike parks. Additionally, we offer twice monthly urban assaults, and out-of- state vacation trips. We have 25 years experience in having fun on a bike, so check out our web site - swampmtbclub.com

To join us for a ride, check out our ride calendar. You will need a bike, helmet and hydration.

If you have a specific question, reply thru this site.

Upcoming events (4+)

Boyette guided mountain bike ride

15102 Co Rd 672

We have guided and unguided groups for all levels of ridership. Meet in the pavilion at 8:45 for a 9:00 am start. Bring helmet and hydration.

Boyette has a dozen miles of easy, flat trail. Additionally, there are scenic trails adjacent to lakes that are great for intermediate level riders. The remainder is built in an abandoned phosphate quarry and has some rather steep climbs and descents similar to what a rider could encounter while riding in the mountains. These sections are specifically designed to be technically challenging and require intermediate to advanced skills.

After the ride meet with friends in the pavilion to chat about biking (or whatever).

Wilderness Park (Morris Bridge) Trail Workday

Morris Bridge Biking Area

RSVP so we can bring enough food for everyone.

Help us clear the trails on this trail workday!

Bring gloves, water, sunscreen and your favorite trimming tools. Park near the pay station at Wilderness Park Biking Area (aka: Hole in the Fence) at 12651 Morris Bridge Road. Morris Bridge (Wilderness Park) Trail Workdays are usually scheduled for 8:00 am on the Saturday before the first Sunday of every month.

Trail work may include:

• Cleaning up fallen debris

• Trimming back overgrowth

• Repairing hog damage, climbs and other damaged trail sections

Helpful things to bring on a trail workday:

• Gloves to protect your hands from tools

• Water to keep yourself hydrated

• Bug Spray during warmer months

• Trimming Tools if you have them,

WP/ WTA/ SWAMP tools may be available to borrow.

Workdays usually start at 8 am and last until noon with lunch provided after.

Please contact Trails (at) SWAMPclub.org to for more information.

Boyette Trail Workday

Balm-Boyette Scrub Nature Preserve

Saturday Trail workday. Arrive any time after 7:30 am and before 8am (new Beat the Heat start time)

Anyone can work on the trails, including the general public!

Boyette Trail Work days are usually scheduled for 8:00 am on the second Saturday of most months. Trail work may include:

  • Cleaning up fallen debris

  • Trimming back overgrowth

  • Repairing drops, climbs and other damaged trail sections

  • Building bridges (very rare)

  • Adding New Trails (rare)

Helpful things to bring on a trail workday:

  • Gloves to protect your hands from tools

  • Water to keep yourself hydrated

  • Bug Spray during warmer months

  • Favorite Trimming Tools (http://www.swampclub.org/trail-building-tools/) if you have them, SWAMP tools may also be available to borrow (see SWAMP trail building tools page (http://www.swampclub.org/trail-building-tools/) for tool ideas)

Workdays usually last 3 to 4 hours, lunch sometimes provided after.

RSVP or Send questions to trails (at) swampclub (dot) org

Holiday Lights Ride

Armature Works

Swamp will host a guided tour of the best holiday lights in downtown Tampa. We will depart from Armature Works, touring the downtown waterfront and Hyde Park to check out Christmas decorations. Ride s/b 8-10 miles at a relaxed 8-mph MOL. A helmet and front light is required, with a red rear light suggested. After the ride you are welcome to join us for spirits and food at any of the Armature Works pubs and restaurants. You can dine inside or outside.

If you arrive late, have a drink, we should be back by 9:00.

Past events (1,709)

Boyette Trail Workday

Balm-Boyette Scrub Nature Preserve

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