Mayor Buckhorn Hosts Coast. Park. Play. Event at Water Works Park on Sunday

03/18/15
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 City celebrates launch of bike share, cycling in our community

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WHAT:            This Sunday, with the public launch of Tampa’s Coast Bike Share, Tampa is celebrating cycling in our community with a free, family-oriented event at Water Works Park in historic Tampa Heights. 

Mayor Buckhorn and Coast Program Director Eric Trull will join Rose from 93.3 FLZ’s The Kane Show, Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla pirates as well as Thunderbug, the Tampa Bay Lightning girls and other local notables on a community ride to historic Ybor City escorted by Tampa Police. The public is invited to attend, and no registration is required for the community ride. However, those wanting to participate should plan to bring their own bikes or plan to rent a Coast bike at one of the available stations (with the exception of Water Works Park). 

Local bike shops and cycling advocates will be on hand, including City Bike Tampa, Velo Champ, History Bike Tampa, Florida Bike Tours, Tampa BayCycle, and Florida Bike Association/Seminole Heights Bike Club. Tampa Police will provide information on the department’s bicycle registry program. On Bikes, a local non-profit, will also be on site taking donations to raise funds for underprivileged children to receive bikes for Christmas.

After the community ride, participants can also enjoy performances by The Tattered Saints and Fowlers Bluff, presented by Rock the Park. Local food trucks will also be hand serving up eats and treats, including American Wiener, Nico's Arepas, Rollin Zoinks, Revolution Ice Cream, and Whatever Pops.

WHO:             
Mayor Bob Buckhorn
Local entertainment and activities

WHEN:           
Sunday, December 7, 2014
10 a.m. – Mayor Buckhorn kicks off 4 mile roundtrip ride to historic Ybor City of Tampa
11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Festivities and entertainment in the park
Raw HD footage from ride will be shared with the media following the event. The media are encouraged to arrive at approximately 10:45 as the riders return to Water Works Park and for interviews.

SPONSORS:    
Tampa Downtown Partnership
TBT*
93.3 FLZ
Clear Channel Outdoor
Rock the Park
Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla
Tampa Bay Lightning

WHERE:          
Water Works Park
1710 N. Highland Ave.

CONTACT:      
Ali Glisson, Public Affairs Director
(813) 274-8262
(813) 390-7455- Cell
ali.glisson@tampagov.net
 *Please contact by email or cell during the event.