Thursday, March 25, 2010

SWFBUD Announces Bicycle Bash's New Home On Nov. 7

SWFBUD tonight announced officially that we're moving the Bicycle Bash Classic, presented by Cure on Wheels to Flatwoods Park in Hillsborough County. SWFBUD tonight recognized the work of Hillsborough County Commissioner Mark Sharpe, who reached out to SWFBUD to find out ways to improving bicycling and suggested moving the Bicycle Bash to Hillsborough County. We then discussed moving the bicycle festival to Flatwoods Park, where we can have live bicycling in the park to go with our popular vendor/exhibitor village.

We gathered tonight at SWFBUD store Carrollwood Bicycle Emporium, where owner Brian Eckman hosted a nice announcment. Thank you Brian.

Thanks also to Jack Sweeney, the famed Ghost Rider of Tampa, for attending with son Gray and snapping off these photos. Jack does a great job writing for

Here's Commissioner Sharpe telling his commitment to improving bicycling.

Next up was Tina Russo, a bicycle leader from Hillsborough parks who explained the importance of cycling in the county. Tina oversees the Upper Tampa Bay Trail.

I enjoyed telling the folks tonight that SWFBUD is committed to growing bicycling in the Tampa Bay area.

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