Touring Downtown Tampa, Florida by Gravel Bike! A Mostly Quiet Day of Exploration

touring downtown tampa by bicycle

Tampa is a major city in, and the county seat of, Hillsborough County, Florida, United States. It is on the west coast of Florida on Tampa Bay, near the Gulf of Mexico. Tampa is the largest city in the Tampa Bay Area. With a population of 399,700 in 2019, Tampa is the third-largest city in Florida, after Miami and Jacksonville. The bay’s port is the largest in the state, near downtown’s Channel District. –

touring downtown tampa by bicycle

I don’t ordinarily tour big cities by bicycle, but considering I was nearby after riding a long mixed-surface ride earlier on the same day, I figured it would be a good opportunity to check out downtown Tampa on the weekend.

touring downtown tampa by bicycle

Filmed on May 23, 2020, the State of Florida had yet to begin re-opening after the Coronavirus shutdown… which at the time this video was released, June 29, 2020, isn’t going too well if you’re watching the numbers of cases in Florida 🙁

touring downtown tampa by bicycle

Those points aside, please enjoy my Touring Downtown Tampa, Florida video (below). Hopefully, I caught most of what is interesting to see there.

touring downtown tampa by bicycle

You’ll also notice I had a near call with a motorist who ran a red light… this is what happens when I ride on regular roads 🙁 One of the many reasons I begin riding on the dirt and gravel roads some 15 years ago. 🙂

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  1. I have been trying to plan an unban ride downtown when out of towners come to stay. You missed the ferry to St. Pete and ride around downtown and check out the cool restaurants and neighborhoods and then catch the ferry back to Tampa.

    • JOM JOM

      Dude, I had a little over an hour. All of what you talk about is not possible on that time. And, no effin way am I riding a ferry with other people on board during a pandemic.

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