Summer has been setting in and a lot of positive, productive changes have been happening here at the Tampa Bay Bike Co-Op as well as within the city.
If you missed the Criterium that was in downtown Tampa, it was a great event that we can’t wait to be apart of it again next year. There is a great short video review of the event put together by Tristan and Denver. You can view it here. Thanks again to the Tampa Bay Cycle Campaign and the Tampa Downtown Partnership for hosting such a great event. They are working really hard on making downtown a more welcoming place for everyone to be. Expect more great events this year.
The next co-op meeting will be on Monday May 4th at our new location which is 2512 Silver Lake Ave, Tampa, FL. 33614.
We also have exciting news. Starting in May we will be open EVERY MONDAY from 6-9pm. This will allow people to have more access at more times during the month.
This is a start for our ultimate plans to be open three nights a week later this year. The format of the co-op is really taking shape and we would love to have more people involved, especially volunteers. We cannot be open without you…even if you have little to no mechanical knowledge, being a leader figure or directing someone in the right direction is a really important part of our organization.
Friday, April 24th is Critical Mass – Leaving from Lowrey Park promptly at 7pm.
Sunday, April 26th is the first ever Tampa Queer Mass!! It is leaving from the co-op space at 6:30pm. This ride is dedicated to strengthening the queer community through positive biking demonstrations. All bykes and types welcome!
Please, please spread the word about the bike co-op to friends and other organizations in need of inexpensive bicycles, parts, with on hand tools/mechanics at your disposal. The Bay Area cycling community has been an amazing support system so far, and we want to continue to give back!