It's not often your city transportation director is hanging out at a local bicycle shop in Tampa to chat with bicyclists but there was Jean Duncan talking with folks from Tampa and all over Tampa Bay during last night's Bicycle Bash kickoff party.
This year, SWFBUD -- the Tampa Bay alliance of nine bicycle shops and three lawyers -- is moving the Bicycle Bash into downtown Tampa on NOV 4. SWFBUD held the announcement party at SWFBUD member store Velo Champ in Seminole Heights.
Duncan outlined the city of Tampa's commitment to growing bicycling and was joined by Hillsborough County Commissioner Mark Sharpe and Tampa Councilman Frank Reddick, whose district includes downtown where the Bicycle Bash will be held at Contanchobee Park on NOV. 4.
Steve and Laura Toll of ISM bike saddles also attended because the ISM bike seat company out of Lutz is the Bicycle Bash's presenting sponsor and the city of Tampa is a co-sponsor.
SWFBUD wants to thank Jean for spending more than two hours at the Bash kick-off party to chat with residents about the event. More info here at www.swfbud.blogspot.com here: http://swfbud.blogspot.com/2012/07/swfbud-celebrates-moving-bicycle-bash.html
At last night's event, Cold Storage supplied beer, Mikey's supplied sandwiches, Papa John's supplied pizza, Buddy Brew supplied coffee and Carl at Microgroove supplied music. SWFBUD thanks them for their donations last night.
If you want to be an exhibitor/vendor at the Bicycle Bash, contact Alan Snel at email@example.com.