Nov 15

Don’t give bicyclists a bad name! Learn how to ride your bike in traffic the right way!

Tampa BayCycle is sponsoring a FREE Commuting Skills Class to teach USF students, staff and faculty how to ride their bikes in traffic as a vehicle. Learn how to check your bike for common mechanical problems to help you become a more competent commuter.

The information provided in this course is very useful for bike riders as well as car drivers! Cyclists learn (or brush up on) the rules, rights and responsibilities of a cyclist. Car drivers learn the same, so they can know what cyclists should be doing and learn how to share the road properly!

All attendees will get FREE PIZZA and a FREE set of bike lights OR a U-lock!

This course is taught by a Penn’s Cycling School league certified instructor.

Choose from two dates: Wednesday, November 17th OR Wednesday, December 1st
Time: 11:30 am-12:30 pm (optional bike ride from 12:30 pm-1:00pm)
Location: Marshall Center room 3704
RSVP to me! (Jessica)

Nov 09

USFBC is Going to the Movies!

From Jessica:

Dear Bicycle Club,


This Wednesday we’re hosting a group ride out to Taco Bus for some delicious authentic Mexican food and then to the Fun-Lan Drive In Theatre on Hillsborough Ave! (about 8 miles from USF)

We will be leaving USF by 5:15 pm [from the entrance to the Botanical Gardens] and we expect the ride to take around 40-45 minutes one way.

Things to bring: HELMET, LIGHTS (it will be dark for the return ride so let me know if you dont’ have lights and need some), WARM CLOTHES, $6 for the movie and money for food if you want to eat, you can also bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on.

We will be bringing Donny’s trailer for this ride so we can transport a boom box (to hear the movie) and chairs/blankets to sit on.

If you’re planning on coming, let me know which movie you’d prefer to see so we can choose one! Here’s the list of what’s playing at Fun-Lan this week:

  • (R) N SECURE
  • (PG13) RED
  • (R) DUE DATE

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns! This ride should be really fun! Just make sure you wear lots of warm clothes!


Jessica Brenner
Bicycle Club at USF, President

Nov 09

Bicycle Bash Update


The Bicycle Bash was amazing!  There is a summary (and a metric ton of pictures) over at Alan Snel’s blog if you want to relive the experience or see what you missed out on.

Nov 04

Bicycle Club Meeting Today

There will be another Bicycle Club meeting today (Thursday) at 6pm at the same place as yesterday!  We hope to see you there!

Oct 31

Bicycle Bash 2010

The Bicycle Club at USF will be hosting a ride from the USF Tampa campus to Flatwoods Park for the Bicycle Bash Classic on Sunday, November 7.  Previously called the “Bicycle Bash by the Bay”, this yearly event brings all aspects of bicycling culture and commerce together for one day to celebrate everything amazing about bicycling.

We will be meeting up at the softball fields on the corner of Sycamore and Holly in the north-east side of campus and leaving around 9:30 am.  The ride will be fairly slow and welcoming for newer cyclists, so we should arrive at Flatwoods around 10:30.

Be sure to bring a water bottle (you will become dehydrated more easily than you think), lights (the return ride back to campus will probably happen after dark because of the time change), and a helmet (just to be on the safe side).  If you do not already own a bicycle, we recommend the Campus Recreation “Borrow Our Bikes” program.

If you have any questions about the ride or the event, feel free to contact Jessica or me for more information.

Oct 30

Meeting Wednesday!

There will be a Bicycle Club meeting this Wednesday at 7pm.  The meeting place will be the circular breezeway in the middle of the field between the Contemporary Art Museum and the Environmental Sciences Building.  A major topic for discussion will be the Bicycle Bash on November 7!

Oct 28



Meet in front of Juniper Poplar at 11AM for a bike ride on campus. Who knows…we may even ride off campus!! ha?!

We’re also riding from USF to Flatwoods Park tomorrow at 5:15 PM! Flatwoods Park is the location of the 2010 Bicycle Bash Classic on November 7th!

Meet at the softball field on the corner of Holly and 50th at 5:00 PM! We’ll be leaving by 5:15. Bring a helmet! And lights!


Oct 16

Attention: We now have a ride calendar.

The Bicycle Club event calendar can be found at:

It is now kept up-to-date with events we are planning.

Sep 28

Transportation EXPO & Meeting Tomorrow

Just a reminder that the Transportation EXPO and our bi-weekly meeting will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 29. The Transportation EXPO is from 9am-5pm at the Marshall Student Center and our meeting will be from 6-7pm in CUTR room 102.

Sep 15

Bicycle Registration

The USF Police Department and Parking and Transportation Services are offering free bicycle registration at the following times and places during the next month:

  • September 15, 3-5pm — University Police Building
  • September 29, 3-5pm — Marshall Student Center
  • October 4, 3-5pm — Student Services Building
  • October 13, 3-5pm — Juniper-Poplar Hall

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