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Announcements!

March 7, 2013

1:  We are closed this Saturday 3/9/13 because we are all going to the Gasperilla Music Fest and next saturday 3/16 for the Cigar City Crit!  Sorry for the late notice but these things are almost more fun that bikes  

2:  On 3/16 there’s a group ride from the shop to the Crit via  Velo Champ Bike shop.  We are meeting at the shop at 1:30pm, leaving at 1:55 sharp, arriving at Velo Champ at 2:15 and leaving again at 2:45.  Both the co-op and Velo Champ will be hauling trailers so this will be a leisurely ride.  Be aware, no return group ride is scheduled. 

Tube Patch Party 2 Wednesday 3/20/13

March 4, 2013

It’s bike month and we’re doing something to celebrate!  We’re having another tube patching party.  We collect popped tubes from local bike shops, buy the patches and provide  everything you’ll need.   All you have to do is show up and patch all the tubes you can!  It’s our way of saying thanks for being a part of the co-op (it’s also our way of saying we don’t want to throw away tubes with life still in them)

If you’re facebook friendly, you can rsvp,  if not- you can just show up.

Where: Tampa Bay Bike Co-Op

When: March 20, 6pm – 9pm

 

Holiday Hours (Closed December 19 – January 1, 2013)

December 19, 2012

Due to the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, other commitments of our volunteers and the fact that the weather is much nicer to ride a bike than stand around in a shop, the Tampa Bay Bike Co-op will close on Wednesday, December 19 and re-open on Wednesday, January 2, at 7 p.m. We also have a couple plans to spruce up the space over the break. Enjoy the season with family and friends and we’ll see you after the New Year.

TBBC staff and volunteers

Volunteer meeting! Sunday April 1st!

March 28, 2012

    We are having our first (and longover-due) volunteer meeting.  For everyone that is already involved and for those that would like to be involved, we’ll be having a short talk about the Co-Op. We want to know how well our shop hours work for everyone, areas where we are failing and areas we are doing well;  We’ll talk about where all varieties of skill sets fit into the shop and talk to anyone that wants to learn something specific.  If that weren’t enough, we’ll be having it with tasty Starbucks coffee and perhaps some pastries.

                          TIME:   7 PM
                          DATE:  SUNDAY APRIL 1
                          LOCATION: STARBUCKS @ LINEBAUGH AND DALE MABRY
                          ADDRESS:  10002 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618

OH NO!

February 20, 2012

We’re closed tonight! Sorry for the sort notice, we are currently working on a good excuse.   If you haven’t been by recently we’ve been making steady improvements and turning over almost all of our stock.  We have new mixtes and ladies bikes in good shape, some trail worthy mountain bikes almost ready and a new trek frame that would build into the coolest all-around bike!

If you’ve been kicking around a bike project, bring it on Wednesday and talk bikes.  We’ll either get you set up with parts we have or point you to the best place to buy them from.

Yes, we all can just get along

February 15, 2012

A very well written, researched and informative article on Edmunds.com (yep, the car review and pricing folks) about the ten rules to keep in mind to safely share the road with bicycles. Please share this with all your friends.

http://www.edmunds.com/car-safety/coexisting-with-bicyclists-10-rules-for-drivers.html

Bike Smart Bicycle Commuting Class 2/1/12

January 24, 2012
Ever wanted to learn the ins and outs of commuting by bike?  Get more comfortable traversing Bay Area roads on two wheels by coming out to a workshop by Bike Smart Tampa Bay and the Tampa Bay Bike Co-op.  The goal is to increase awareness about bicycle safety and teach bike riders about a variety of topics, including:
  • bicycle laws
  • lane positioning
  • route selection
  • nutrition
  • dealing with cargo and clothing
  • bike parking
  • foul weather riding

Each participant will receive a set of bicycle lights and reflective gear for night riding.  The workshop will be held on Wednesday, February 1st from 7:30-9:00 pm at the Co-op.  Class size is limited to 12 people.  RSVP at bikesmartclass@gmail.com or by calling 813-974-9215.

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