Where to ride your bike in Tampa, FL
LOCAL TAMPA BAY TRAILS, PATHS, AND PARKS
The Tampa Bay area is perfect for bike riding of all forms and all other types of recreation, including action sports like BMX and Skateboarding. BlackList Bike and Action Sports Shop is centrally located in the city of Tampa, in the Seminole Heights Neighborhood, offering casual family riding, intense off-road riding, bike lanes through the city for the dedicated road rider, and various skateparks for the adventurous BMX rider or skateboarder.
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Alafia State Park - The legendary Tampa mountain biking spot. Built on an old phosphate mining area, the park offers a variety of terrain not seen anywhere else. The park features adaptive and green trails for beginners, all the way up to double black diamond jump lines, drops, and the legendary Swamp Gap.
Wilderness Park/Morris Bridge - To the northeast of Tampa is a group of parks linked together with a 14-mile main cross country style loop with over 25 miles of side trails. The park also offers many different types of recreation, including hiking, fishing, and boating along the Hillsborough River.
Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park - Similar to Morris Bridge, Starkey Park is to the northwest and offers miles of green and blue cross country trails. The park also features the Gnome Zone, a skills training area built by SWAMP, perfect teaching kids and adults riding skills to get better on the trails.
Loyce Harpe Park (formerly Carter Road Mountain Bike Trails) - To the west and maintained by the Ridge Riders Mountain Bike Association, Carter Roads trails are unique and challenging. The park offers many advanced features built from wood in the winding tight trails along the water. There is a small pump track and plenty of green and blue lines for your beginning and casual riders.
Balm Boyette - South of Tampa and minutes from Alafia, Balm offers over 20 miles of single track and 15 miles of double track to keep you pedaling all day long. Balm offers something for everyone and features the famed two-mile rollercoaster style trail Ridgeline seen in countless YouTube videos.
Croom/Drunken Monkey - Croom is to the north in Withlacoochee State Park, with a staggering 50 plus miles of singletrack. While not very technical through most parts of the trail, it is one of the few places in Florida with sustained climbs. Those who fear the pain of long-distance, but aren't afraid of tech and getting some air, Croom offers several technical trails and the jump lines of Drunken Monkey.
PAVED TRAILS AND BIKE LANES
Tampa, St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, and Hillsborough County feature tons of bike lanes, bike-friendly parks, bike-friendly beaches, and bike-friendly businesses. The city of Tampa has 137 miles of on-street bike lanes, with more on the way. St. Petersburg has 125 miles of on-street lanes and shared-use paved trails. Please visit Bike/Walk Tampa Bay for more information!
Upper Tampa Bay Trail - Located in Northwest Tampa, the trail offers several entrances and runs for miles along the west side Channel A, connecting to the Suncoast Trail.
Suncoast Trail - The Suncoast Trail boasts 42 miles of paved trail linking three counties. It offers benches, shaded areas, watering stations, wildlife viewing areas, and other amenities along the trail.
Pinellas Trail - Also known as the Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail, it runs from St. Petersburg to Tarpon Springs along an abandoned railroad corridor. The construction continues to make it an even larger loop. It connects with the larger trail system.
Bayshore Boulevard - It's known as the longest continuous sidewalk in the United States, covering 4.5 miles. It's about 10 feet wide and runs along the water, featuring rest stops, exercise equipment, and stunning views of the water and Downtown Tampa. The road itself features dedicated bike lanes up and down each side.
Flatwoods Park - As part of the Wilderness Park trail system, it not only features cross-country single track but a 7-mile paved loop along with a 2-mile extension to Bruce B. Downs Blvd. offering a critical training area for road riders from across the country, along with casual cruisers.
Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park - As another multi-use park Starkey also has a paved out and back route covering just over 7 miles that interlinks with its singletrack at various points, along with the Suncoast Paved trail.
BMX, SKATING, AND PARKS
List Of St. Petersburg Skate Parks
List of Hillsborough County Skate Parks
Bro Bowl - The legendary Bro Bowl was the first skatepark built in Florida. Located in Perry Harvey Sr. Park in downtown Tampa, the original version was demolished and replaced with a graffiti-free replica version, dubbed Bro Bowl 2.0.
Skatepark Tampa - Indoor skate park that offers BMX all day Wednesday and 5 pm - 8 pm Sundays
DeSoto Park -
FishHawk Skatepark & Pump Track - Hillsborough County's fourth County skate park, featuring a concrete pump track, mini ramp & manny pad.
Carter Road Pump Track -
Tampa BMX - Located in Lake Park in Lutz it offers a BMX racecourse and adjacent pump track.
Triple Creek BMX - A BMX race track located in Riverview/Balm.
St. Pete Skatepark - As one of the largest skate parks in Florida, it has features for all levels of riders and skaters. This includes a street course, snake run, and bowl.
Fossil Park Skate Park - A small BMX friendly spot located in the Fossile Park neighborhood in St. Petersburg
Apollo Beach Skate Park - (Skating/In-Line Only) 11,000 square feet of unique 3-point raised center design, allowing for a constant flow.
Providence Skate Park - (Skating/In-Line Only) Providence is the County's largest skate park 14,500 square feet and is aimed at intermediate to pro-level skaters. Lessons are offered for beginners.