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Inaugural Swap Meet!!

 

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Wheels and Deals! Hop n Roll Swap Meet! A wheelie cool bike swap meet to benefit St. Pete Bike Co-op at Green Bench Brewing!

It’s National Bike Month! We’re taking over Green Bench! Let’s celebrate our love of beer and bikes, and sell off that bike pile that has been collecting dust in our garage/spare room/entire house forever and ever. You know you have too much crap! Get rid of it, hang out, drink beer, talk about beer and bikes all day. What could be better? Set those unused bikes and parts free! Become a vendor by applying below. Make some beer money!

When: Saturday, May 28th 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Where: Green Bench Brewing, 1133 Baum Ave North, St. Petersburg, FL

How: Facebook Event Page – https://www.facebook.com/events/948201768619991/

Vendor/Sponsor Sign Ups are open until end of April or until we fill up, whichever comes first!

What: Bikes! Rides! People who ride bikes! Food trucks! Bikes you can buy! Bikes you can sell! Bikes you can trade! Bikes you can donate! Local Bands! Local Beer! Bike parts you can buy! Bike parts you can sell! Prizes! Raffles! Exclamation Points! Bike puns! Off the chain! Get in gear! Jugglers? Clowns? Beards? You’ll have to attend to find out. But there definitely won’t be any clowns.

Just be there, man!

 

BP FOR BIKE SHARE!!

Your action is needed to make Bike Share a reality in St. Pete! Email City Council today to show your support!

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Haven’t had a chance to email St. Pete City Council in support of using BP settlement money for Bike Share yet? We’ll we made it easy! Just cut and paste the text below. Use as much or as little of it as you want. and personalize at will. Just be sure to leave your name and address so council knows that Bike Share is important to living, working, and playing in our great city!
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BP FOR BIKE SHARE

City Council members,

I am writing to express my support for Mayor Kriseman’s proposal to use $1M of the BP Oil lawsuit settlement to help fund a Bike Share program for our city.  This modest investment would provide economical, emissions free, healthy transportation options for our residents.   Additionally, Bike Share will provide an easy system of transportation for tourists to experience all our great city has to offer – from our local businesses and restaurants, to our arts districts and museums, historic neighborhoods, and the miles of waterfront parks along our beautiful bay – all while reducing automobile traffic and parking demands.  

As a resident of St. Pete, I also believe Bike Share is important because… [insert personal message, optional]

As councilmembers, you have the opportunity to invest in a program that will benefit our city economically, make us healthier, less oil dependent, and increase our resiliency as a city and community.  This is why I ask you to support the allocation of $1M of the BP Oil settlement for use on the proposed Bike Share program.

Thank you for your time and consideration,

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St. Pete Bicycle Advocacy

We’ve started a new Facebook Group around the conversation of Bike Advocacy in St. Petersburg. Join us! Let’s band together to make St. Pete a more bike friendly community!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/300151643506647/

Mission Statement


The St. Pete Bike Co-op teaches people of all ages and backgrounds how to repair and maintain bicycles. Through bike repair and maintenance, the St. Pete Bike Co-op promotes personal development and self sufficiency. Operating as a cooperative shop, we provide affordable ways to acquire and maintain a bike, offer bicycle related education programs, promote bicycle safety, encourage reuse and recycling and promote general bicycle advocacy.

This is a safe space. All are welcome. Any sexism, classism, homophobia or racism will not be tolerated! This is a space where you will not be judged by your gender, sexual orientation, race, or class.

Our Vision is to make cycling easy, fun and safe in St. Pete.