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Tweed Ride is here again!

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Tweed Ride 2018 is this Saturday!
January 20th, 2 – 8 PM

Tickets are available for the most delightful day of the year in St. Petersburg. You are cordially invited to attend the 7th Annual St. Pete Tweed Ride and Gala at the St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club. Presented by the club and Cycle Brewing.

Proceeds from this event support the work and mission of the St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club, the oldest and largest of its kind, established in 1924. This year, we have chosen an exciting Club renovation project to fund—updating the interior of the original Clubhouse! Buy your ticket now and help us make this space the warm and welcoming environment that it has been for nearly 100 years.

Doors open and registration begins: 2:00 PM
Tea and scones, plus croquet.

Ride starts: 4:00 PM
A leisurely bike ride through downtown St Petersburg, wearing your finest tweed or other fashionable vintage.

After party: 5:00 – 8:00 PM 
Eat, drink, and dance your way through the evening. Soul Food Street Kitchen Food Truck, Cycle Brewing, and Intermezzo will be here for food and drink purchase after the ride. Woveprint.co will be creating Tweed Ride t-shirts on site.

Music by Mondo Diablo.

The event will take place rain or shine!

Club members receive a discounted rate of $25. Non-members rate is $35. Kids under 16 are free.

Not a member yet? Get an annual membership and Tweed Ride ticket bundle to receive the Club Member rate.

Tickets are available at stpetetweedride.com

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/155778185037756/

Thank you to our 2018 Tweed Ride Sponsors!

Top Tweed
Cycle Brewing

Roadmaster
AARP of Tampa Bay
Jenkins Law P.L.

English Racer
Smith & Associates Real Estate

Penny Farthing
Intermezzo
Presence
Wove

In-kind
St. Pete Bike Co-op

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
The event is all ages. Cycle Brewing beer and Intermezzo cocktails will be served by donation, therefore we will be checking IDs at registration. This is not a BYO event!

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Some parking is available in the lot east of the Club, in the street parking spaces around Mirror Lake, or in approved spaces on the west side of the Club near the Bike Co-op. The west lot is shared with the Mirror Lake Condos, so park only in unmarked spaces or you risk being towed. If you can bike to the Club instead of driving, please do so.

 

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Tour de Shine 2017

Hello friends! The very first Tour de Shine is tomorrow, Sunday, October 8th! It is also the first Mural Process Tour! You’ll get in depth behind the scenes info on the Shine Festival, the mural creation process and a chance to meet some of the artists. Proceeds go towards supporting the Shine Festival and the St. Pete Bike Co-op. Register at 9am, ride at 10am.
This one is not to be missed! 💃🚴‍♂️😘👩‍🎨 #tourdeshine #shineonstpete #keepstpeteawesome
Oct 8th – Mural Process Tour
Meet at 9am – Ride at 10am – https://www.facebook.com/events/1444462958984154/
Oct 9th – Mural Process Tour
Meet at 6pm – Ride at 6:45pm – https://www.facebook.com/events/1797602723602879/
Oct 29th – Completed Shine 2017 Tour
Meet at 9am – Ride at 10am – https://www.facebook.com/events/507598422935227/

Street fun!

Open Streets happens today! We are temporarily closing downtown to car traffic this afternoon so come out and play in the streets with us! Bring your family, bring friends, and bring your bike – you don’t wanna miss this one!

Sara was on TV recently talking about the event – great job Sara! Check it out here

 

Open Streets St. Pete is coming!

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Woohoo! We have dreamt that a Cyclovia would someday come to St. Pete. Hopes and dreams are great and all but when you’re tired of waiting, how do you make things happen?? You do it yourself! Well, not all by yourself, but, find some friends to help you. That’s what we did. We are so lucky to have the best friends a little co-op could ask for! Our friends at Shift St. Pete were tired of waiting too. So we teamed up with the City of St. Pete, with Shift St. Pete, of course our pals over at Keep St. Pete Local, and nearly 100 others. Some of the coolest people, organizations, vendors, activities around and low and behold we’ve made our dreams come true! Our very first ever Open Streets St. Pete is 3 weeks from Sunday! Vendors have been selected for Indie FamFest at Open Streets St. Pete and that includes the 12+ food trucks that will be participating in the first Food Truck Rally at Williams Park! We’ll start sharing info on Monday about the vendors. You don’t want to miss this phenomenal day in #StPete! Here’s what will be happening:

• Streets around Mirror Lake & Williams Park will be closed to cars & open to the community to bike, stroll & roll! (see map on OpenStreetsStPete.com)

• 20+ Activities will be taking place on the streets, including Tampa Bay Rowdies “Human Foosball”, Bike Rodeo by All Children’s Hospital and City of St. Pete transportation. Free helmets! Yoga, pianos, dancing, bike riding, bubbles, pretty much all the fun we can squeeze into the largest public space we own, our streets! The City will also be demonstrating what a “Complete Street” could look like.  You deserve a Sunday Funday, don’t you?

• A new family & pet-friendly festival, Indie FamFest at Open Streets St. Pete, will be taking place at Williams Park from NOON – 5 pm, in conjunction with Open Streets St. Pete

• The festival, presented by Keep Saint Petersburg Local and sponsored by Happy Feet Plus, features the ●●● 1st Food Truck Rally ●●● at Williams Park with 12+ trucks and 60+ family-friendly & pet-friendly vendors/participants, including engaging activities for all ages hosted by our local arts & culture organizations

• Pet Corner, presented by Cathedral Church of St. Peter with pet blessing, pet photo booth & pet costume contest

• Live entertainment, sponsored by St. Petersburg Music Factory, with student bands, Music & Me, LLC, hooping by Hoola Monsters, LLC, & other performances to be announced

• Bike valet + bike decorating station sponsored by makeme

Start inviting friends and family to the event page, so they don’t miss out! https://www.facebook.com/events/1724838631063390

Our beautiful Sunshine City!

We love this this new video showcasing our amazing sunshine city! Kudos to everyone involved in its production! Check it out and keep your eyes open for a tweed ride shot at 0:35! Love it!

A wheel good time!

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Saturday, 28th of May, 2016 will be recorded in the grease-stained pages of St. Pete Bike Co-op’s historical records as one of the really, really awesome and feelgood days for our little organization. It will be noted as a smashing fundraising success and a great example of what is possible when small groups of bike- and community-minded people work together toward a common goal. There were many parts and bikes bought and sold, super cool raffle prizes won, conversations and new friendships made, and everyone smiled and enjoyed themselves while mingling and sipping on refreshing Green Bench brews. As usual, our skilled team of iPhone reporters was on site to record the event for digital posterity and you can view all of their photos on our flickr page at your leisure.

While planning the event we all hoped for a fun and well-attended one, but we never really expected all the bucketloads of good vibes and generous support bestowed upon us from our incredible hosts and sponsors, our hero volunteers, and everyone that visited our tent. I must have said a year’s worth of “thank you’s”  in one afternoon! Seriously, THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH again!

THANK YOU to all our superstar volunteers that braved the relentless heat while selling raffle tickets and answering questions. THANK YOU to all the incredible vendors and sponsors for all your generous love and support – Top Gun, American Classic, Cruzee, Black Crow Coffee, Vertical Ventures, The Body Electric Yoga Company, Trinity GraphicsDanni LeTendre of  Spring Green HandbagsChad Cardoza of Kick Start My Art, Help Earth Ride and St. Pete Critical Mass, and Shift St. Pete – you guys are the true local heroes. High fives all around!

And finally, one super monster, tandem-size bike THANK YOU to our most awesomest hosts Green Bench Brewing Co. for their incredible generosity and support. Seeing their incredible gift of a luxurious tool cabinet glistening in all its shiny spankin’ new splendor really surprised us and just about melted all our hearts – we can’t wait to put it to use! You have our sincerest love, kisses, hugs, and eternal gratitude.

And THANK YOU all you wonderful citizens of St. Pete for attending and riding your bikes and supporting local makers. You make this town amazing and we can’t wait to see ya all at the co-op!

Vendors are setting up and we’re almost ready to start!

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Carrie and Brad calling out the winners of some super great raffle prizes!

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Lotsa cool deals on gear from some of our killer local vendors.

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Yep, Weimar.

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Our precious! Thank you so much Green Bench!

 

 

 

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!

 

Pinkbike spotlights Santos Trails in Ocala

If you haven’t already, definitely check out this excellent, in-depth article on Santos Trails in Ocala recently posted on Pinkbike. Santos Trails are indeed the jewel in Florida’s off-road riding crown that deserves a wider national attention, and the article does an outstanding job of showcasing this award-wining trail system and people responsible for making it one the most fun and beautiful trails you’ll ever set your knobby tires in. Kudos to everyone at Ocala Mountain Bike Association (OMBA) for creating and maintaining the trails and hopefully we see more of these types of articles in the future. If you live in Florida and haven’t experienced Santos yet, what are you waiting for!? Whatever your skill level – chill beginner, solid intermediate, or super-awesome-woah-bro challenging – Santos has it all and good times are guaranteed. Go do it!

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Tweed Ride 2016 – ’twas the best one yet!

How much fun was that! Gorgeous and sunny Florida winter weather, outstanding tweed fashions, abundance of red lipstick and waxed moustaches, and some truly unique vintage bicycles all came together at world famous St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club for yet another Tweed Ride through our beloved downtown St. Pete.

Approaching almost 400 participants, this year’s event was definitely one for the books and by many accounts the best one yet! We started by munching on a plethora of delicious scones lovingly prepared by chef Dan Schmidt of Eat This! fame, washed them down with hot tea, and headed out for a ride through downtown ringing our bicycle bells and waving at many smiling pedestrians. As always, a group photo was taken at the waterfront park, and we headed back to Shuffleboard Club for some delicious bourbon cupcakes and a tweed cake by Kimberly Wetherell of the Friday Shuffle Snack Bar, refreshments generously provided by brewers extraordinaire at Cycle Brewery, and jazz music by legendary Buster Cooper and his band.

Below are a few photos from the event, and you can see the entire album on our Flickr here.

If you never participated in this event, you really should – it truly is one of the great ones that make this city such a cool place to live! You’ll end up counting the days until the next one – we know we are!

 

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Localtopia 2016

We didn’t let the rain stop us from having fun and parking a bunch of bikes at this year’s Localtopia! A giant, galaxy-sized THANK YOU to all the volunteers that braved non-stop wind and chilly temps to help spread the good word about the co-op and cycling in our beautiful city. Although not as great as we expected, the turnout was still pretty awesome and we met and talked to so many cool people. Hopefully, we’ll see some of them at the co-op this week wrenching on their bikes and getting them all spic and span for Tweed Ride this Saturday!

Photo Feb 06, 9 04 52 AMCarrie and Lucas all ready to answer your questions and park some bikes.

 

Photo Feb 06, 2 13 58 PMMatt explaining the cool factor of pins to a young visitor interested in bikes.