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TBARTA Bicycle Buddy Program

What is the Bike Buddy Program?

The Bike Buddy Program is a free service through Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority (TBARTA) that matches bicycle commuters with one another. The goal of the Bike Buddy Program is to encourage more residents of the Tampa Bay region to try bicycle commuting and to ultimately increase the amount of trips made by bicycle.

New to cycling in traffic? Share a ride with a neighbor, coworker or other bicyclist and learn what it takes to ride on urban and suburban streets safely. The more riders there are in a group, the safer the ride. Have you been commuting by bicycle for years? Share your experiences on the ins and outs of riding on urban and suburban streets safely and enjoy your ride with others. Or is recreational cycling been your area of expertise? Add commuting to your repertoire and find the best route to your place of work.

In addition, those who regularly commute to work by bicycle may be eligible for the Emergency Ride Home Program, which provides up to four (4) FREE* cab rides home per year if a qualified unscheduled event occurs during the work day.

*some restrictions apply

Why should I Bicycle?

  1. • Avoid traffic congestion
  2. • Improve air quality
  3. • Save on gas and avoid parking cost
  4. • Increase physical activity
  5. • Reduce stress and enjoy the thrill of bike riding
  6. • Join the bike commuting community

How do I sign up?

  1. Create a new registration or modify an existing record.
  2. • Once you’ve received your list, contact the other cyclists and arrange a time to meet to discuss your route.
  3. • Begin your bike commute!
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