Friday, April 27, 2012
A SWFBUD member donated $2,000 to Tampa Police for more "Share the Road It's the Law" decals to be applied on Tampa Police cruisers' rear windows.
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- Alan Snel
Friday, April 27, 2012
South West Florida Bicycle United Dealers (SWFBUD), the alliance of Tampa Bay retail bicycle stores and bicycle lawyers committed to growing bicycling in Tampa Bay, is proud to announce that SWFBUD member J. Steele Olmstead donated $2,000 to the Tampa Police Department for more Share the Road It's the Law decals to be placed on police cars' rear windows. Olmstead, a Tampa lawyer and bicyclist who has been a SWFBUD member for the past two years, presented his contribution to Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor and Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn during a check presentation ceremony in front of Tampa Police Department headquarters in downtown Tampa on Wednesday, April 25. Castor said that more and more folks are using bicycles as a means to get around …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Tampa Bay cycling blogger Alan Snel held a bicycle swap meet Sunday at Sherry's Yesterdaze that attracted a diverse group of cycling enthusiasts.
Alan Snel is committed to building a culture of cycling in Tampa. From his Bicycle Stories blog to holding full-fledged cycling events, Snel is a true believer in bicycle culture. The director of South West Florida Bicycle United Dealers (SWFBUD) and the co-founder of the Seminole Heights Bicycle Club has now created a swap meet for bicyclists. The event is the equivalent of a big yard sale where people set up tables and sell used bikes and bicycle parts, gear, equipment and clothing. Attached to this article is a gallery of Snel's photos from Sunday's swap meet, held at Sherry's YesterDaze Vintage Clothing & Antiques. Check out Snel's blog for more about the swap meet and other bike-related news and happenings.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
The BAM Network would link bike trails throughout Hillsborough County.
Local bicycle activists addressed Tampa City Council on Thursday to advocate for a network of bike trails and received positive feedback from council members. The BAM – Bicycle Area Mobility – Network is an envisioned chain of bike trails that would stretch from New Tampa to Ruskin. Alan Snel, the President of SWFBUD – the South West Florida Bicycle United Dealers – presented the proposal to City Council. Supporters of the project wore T-shirts reading, “Build the BAM!” Snel said the goal is “to create a superhighway system for bicyclists and other users.” The BAM Network would link three different bike trails: the Tampa Bypass Canal Trail, which stretches from New Tampa to State Road 60; the Selmon Greenway, which is proposed to be built …