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The Seminole Heights Bicycle Club launched its maiden bicycle ride with 60 bicyclists on Saturday, including Mayor Pam Iorio.
It was a gorgeous morning of bicycling 6 miles through the streets of scenic Seminole Heights, including a pit stop for coffee and water at Patterson Street Park on the scenic Hillsborough River about halfway through the route.
Cyclists of all ages riding all types of bicycles - from kids on BMX bikes to adults on hybrids to couples on tandems - celebrated the newly minted bicycle club's inaugural ride with a victory lap around Lake Roberta.
During the bike ride break at Patterson Street Park, Mayor Iorio commended Seminole Heights as a great neighborhood, cited the new bike lanes and road improvements of Nebraska Avenue, and even said she will work on getting bike lanes painted on Platt Street in the city.
The Seminole Heights Bicycle Club thanks Mayor Iorio and Starbucks for their participation. Stay tuned for announcements of different bike rides by the Seminole Heights Bicycle Club.
Alan Snel lives in Seminole Heights and is co-founder of the Seminole Heights Bicycle Club. He is a freelance writer who has written stories for the St. Petersburg Times.
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