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This is our first post on Florida-E-Biking blog and we didn’t want to forget to remind everyone to come to the 2011 Bicycle Bash Festival. We have included all the details below. We’ll be there and hope to see you there too!

SWFBUD (South West Florida Bicycle United Dealers) is proud to announce that the
2011 Bicycle Bash Festival, presented by Cure on Wheels is scheduled for Nov. 6 from
10 am to 4 pm at beautiful Flatwoods County Park off Morris Bridge Road outside Tampa.
See map here.

SWFBUD is a bicycle store alliance made up of 11 Tampa Bay bike shops:
Carrollwood Bicycle Emporium, Oliver’s Cycle Sports, Just Ride Bicycles, Chainwheel
Drive, Bicycle Outfitters, Street Fit 360, University Bicycle Center, Trek Bicycle
Store of Tampa and Clearwater, The Ironman Store, ABC Bicycles and Trek Bicycle Store
of St. Petersburg. SWFBUD also includes three lawyers who support bicycling: Tom
Singletary, J. Steele Olmstead, and Mark Roman Law Group.

SWFBUD holds the Bicycle Bash Festival to celebrate bicycling in the Tampa Bay area
and works to advance bicycling as a healthy activity, effective transportation mode
and community asset. This past year, for example, SWFBUD prompted Hillsborough
County to initiate a bicycle safety action plan, partnered with local law enforcement
agencies to increase bicycle awareness and launched a campaign to build a unified
regionwide paved trail network.

SWFBUD is proud to say that the Cure on Wheels bike ride, a fundraiser ride that raises
money for local cancer causes, is the presenting sponsor of the Bicycle Bash and
Hillsborough County is a co-sponsor. The Cure on Wheels ride will be held on Nov. 5,
also at Flatwoods Park, just one day before the Bicycle Bash.

The Bicycle Bash attracts bicyclists of all backgrounds — casual neighborhood bicyclists,
roadies and mountain bikers to urban cyclists, BMX enthusiasts and bike commuters. The
Bicycle Bash is a fun day to celebrate bicycling, enjoy music and eat food at beautiful
Flatwoods Park, where both road bicyclists and mountain bikers enjoy riding.

SWFBUD will also give its annual SWFBUDDY Awards at the Bicycle Bash to local
residents who have helped the cause of bicycling in the Tampa Bay area this past year.
A swap meet, activities for kids and fun bike activities will be going on throughout
the Bicycle Bash. Come ride your bicycle with Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn around the
7-Mile Loop on the “Buckhorn Bash Ride” at 11:15 AM!

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