Tampa, Florida — This March, everyone in the Tampa Bay Region is invited to join the Tampa Bay Bike Challenge, a fun, free month-long event to get more people riding bikes during Florida Bike Month.
As individuals and communities live with unprecedented global challenges, riding a bike is a good way to enjoy the outdoors and reap health benefits while staying safe and socially distanced. Riding a bike can help improve mental and physical health – health experts agree, including the CDC, staying active is good for us.
Love to Ride’s Tampa Bay Bike Challenge is supported by the Florida Department of Transportation. The Tampa Bay Bike Challenge is run in partnership with Bike/Walk Tampa Bay (BWTB), a regional coalition of citizens, advocates, professionals, and allied organizations created to make walking and bicycling the preferred modes of transportation in the Tampa Bay region.
Tampa Bay Bike Challenge also is promoted by the regional commuter assistance program, Commute Tampa Bay, and its many partners. Sara Hendricks, Co-Director of New North Transportation Alliance, says, “This is the perfect time to take 30 seconds, sign up for Love to Ride, then ride for just 10 minutes and have fun!”
To register, sign up at lovetoride.net/tampabay. Besides just having fun, you can choose to set yourself goals, log your miles, earn badges, share photos and encourage others.
For bike safety tips to get you started, check out lovetoride.net/tampabay/courses.