Thursday, March 13, 2008

Suncoast Trail Sunset Spin to benefit STAG, INC.

Suncoast Trail Sunset Spin
FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2008

Sign–In begins at 6:30 PM – at Suncoast Trailside Bicycles at SR54
Ride begins at 7:00 PM at the Suncoast Trailhead at SR 54

This is a Bike Only Event
Bicycle Lights are required front and rear.
Helmets are mandatory.
Win prizes and/or gift certificates.
This event is geared for everyone! The ride help supports STAG, INC.
Sign in is at Suncoast Trailside Bicycles on SR 54 at 6:30-7:00 PM
(located in the Super Target Plaza).
The ride will start at the trail head located on SR54 and the Suncoast Trail at 7:00 PM. There will be a turnaround at the Starkey Park entrance and the trail, this will be a 8.5 mile ride. And the last turn around will be a loop into Starkey Park and will be a 22 mile ride.
Refreshments will be located at each turnaround station. Rider support ends at 9:00 PM.

Riders who pre-register before March 10, 2008 will pay $10.00. Same day registration will pay $15.00.
Free to children under 12 years of age. Children must be accompanies by an adult.

For more information, call 813-558-1117, ext. 12 OR email:

Awareness Video from UK

Check out this awareness video from the UK.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Friday, March 7, 2008

East Pasco Habitat for Humanity Charity Fundraiser set for April 6

I received this information from Karen Streaker regarding the first Charity Bicyle Fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity. Habitat is a cause worth supporting. When I was living in Salt Lake City, the employees of the organization (Utah Transit Authority) I worked for actually built a house. We donated money and "sweat" as we worked together hammering nails building a home for someone who needed our help.


On Sunday, April 6th, 2008, East Pasco Habitat for Humanity, will hold its first Charity Bicycle Fundraiser, “The Ride for Humanity”. We would like to involve as many cyclists from all over the state to participate as possible!

Each rider is being asked to try and raise pledges for Habitat and ride routes ranging from 10 miles to 62.5 miles. All rides will start and end in Dade City. There will be a choice of riding on the roads in and around Dade City and San Antonio or on The Withlacoochee Trail. The pledges are not mandatory but we would appreciate it if the riders could ask friends to support their ride for Habitat.

Signing up is easy…...there is a link to our fund-raising bike website on After the ride, we are having a great lunch, refreshments & live music! We want everyone to have a blast!

If you can not ride in our charity bike ride, would you please help us by “spreading the word” about our ride? Please pass the information on to someone else who might enjoy the day…….

The goal for this year’s ride is to raise $30,000 for East Pasco Habitat for Humanity. There are some 8,400 children children in Pasco County who go to bed each night sleeping on the floor of a home with faulty plumbing, bare electrical wires, holes in the floors and vermin too numerous to mention. Habitat works with families who can pay the no-profit, no-interest mortgages that are held by us to give them a “hand-up, not a hand-out”. WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN A CHILD’S LIFE!

Thank you for considering partnering with Habitat and supporting our commitment to provide affordable housing in East Pasco County. I can be reached at (352) 567-1444 or by e-mail at to answer any questions that you may have. Your support is vital to our mission and is truly appreciated


Karen Streaker
The Ride for Humanity

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

2008 Words for Wheels Contest-WIN A BICYCLE

Leslie, 2007 Winner, poses with new bicycle
courtesy of Carrollwood Bicycle Emporium and Oliver's Cycle Sports

How would owning a bicycle change your life?
Tell us and you could be the owner of a new bicycle.

It's simple. Just tell us in your own words (250 or less) why owning a bicycle would change your life. Would you use your bicycle to commute to work or school, for grocery shopping, or to ride to social events? Is saving the environment or money important to you. How about the health impact? You tell us. . . . . . in your own honest style.
Essay Submission:
Please submit your essay via mail or email to:
Julie Bond,
New North Transportation Alliance
Center for Urban Transportation Research/USF
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, CUT 100
Tampa, FL 33620
or email to

Your entry must include the following:
Name, Complete Address, Telephone Number, Email, Age

Rules: Must be over 18 years of age and a resident of Hillsborough or Pinellas Counties. Entries must be postmarked or received via email by April 20, 2008

Questions: Call 813-974-9799.