Tampa Bay Buzz
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February
2015
Pedal-powered tour of Tampa Bay
Plenty of people paddle their way around Tampa Bay's sparkling waterfront. Now they can do it by pedal. Tampa Water Bike Co., the newest addition to Tampa Bay's growing waterfront, is featured today in 83 Degrees, our local online magazine. Owners Dan and Amanda Fleischbein rent water bikes -- pontoon-mounted bikes with a pedal-powered propeller -- and biyaks -- kayaks riders pedal rather than paddle. The company works from the public docks outside the Tampa Convention Center and Sail Pavilion, 333 S. Franklin St. The water bikes cruise along at 5 mph and are so stable your dog can ride shotgun! From the saddle of your water bike or from the...
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5 Ways to Unlock Tampa Bay

Lights on Tampa (6 p.m. Friday & Saturday) Unlock a gem of Tampa Bay creativity in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and Kiley Gardens this weekend. Chicago artist Nick Cave's "Heard" performance piece will take center stage during the weekend festival with performance at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on a stage...

Hogan's Beach will tone it down

Things at Hogan's Beach, the Tampa Bay venue owned by professional wrestler Hulk Hogan, are about to get quieter. The club has agreed to city requests that it stop holding concerts after neighbors complained. The club hosted DJ Skrillex for a show in October. It held it's New Year's Eve party in a...

South Tampa listed among sexiest

South Tampa, Tampa Bay's home of the Epicurean Hotel, Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club and Bayshore Boulevard, has made Thrillist's list of "The 10 Sexiest Neighborhoods in America." Tampa Bay's toniest address is in good company. The list also includes Buckhead in Atlanta, South Bay in L.A. and...

Tampa Bay won't surrender to pirates!

Batten down the hatches! The invasion is coming! The scurvy krewe of pirate captain Jose Gaspar rode into town Tuesday with guns blazing and cannons firing. Bent on plunder, they hustled Mayor Bob Buckhorn from his office in City Hall and demanded he meet them in Lykes Gaslight Park. They ordered...

Come on, Chicago -- unlock Tampa Bay

The giant black banners that hang on the walls of buildings in the heart of Chicago tell a pretty simple story: "Don't just visit. Take over." Visit Tampa Bay's awesome logo -- a keyhole and crossed keys, suggesting a treasure chest (and maybe a certain type of person who buries treasure chests) --...

Coast Bike Share off to a strong start

Tampa Bay's bike-share program, Coast Bike Share, got off to a strong start in its first six weeks of operations. Coast's program director, Eric Trull, said today his group signed up more than 1,100 members between mid-November and this week. The company's sky-blue bikes have traveled, collectively,...

Time for one more ride on Gwazi

Wooden roller coaster fans: Listen up! Busch Gardens Tampa's Gwazi dueling coaster will make its final roar Feb. 1. Catch a ride before Gwazi roars no more with the help of Tampa Bay CityPASS. Park officials announced this month they'll retire their wooden coaster, which has rattled riders...