Woodstock-inspired bike ride on Bayshore raising money to donate bikes to kids

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TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Part of Bayshore Boulevard is shutting down on Saturday for a Woodstock-inspired bike ride that will raise money to donate bikes and helmets to kids in need.

“A bike is more than just a bike in a lot of ways to a lot of kids so we are extremely proud of what we do and it’s very rewarding to be able to see their faces,” Onbikes Executive Director Sarah Breseman said.

Bicyclists are encouraged to dress up in their grooviest hippie attire. Local vendors and artists will also line the street for this family-friendly event. After the community bike ride, there will be a VIP party at the Tampa Garden Club from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

“We’re encouraging people to come bike, come walk, bring a picnic, bring your friends. We’re turning Bayshore into our playground. When else can you have an experience like that?” Onbikes Co-founder Julius Tobin said.

BIKESTOCK is put on by the nonprofit Onbikes and the City of Tampa. Last year’s fundraising event was canceled due to the pandemic.

Bayshore Blvd will be closed from Swann Avenue to Bay to Bay Boulevard on Saturday between the hours of 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Interested riders and VIP party-goers can register through the organization’s website.

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