Join us for World Car-Free Day and experience Tampa on bike or on foot. You can join us at any Activation Zone or catch the recommended route and look for the WCFD signs on Seventh Avenue in Ybor City between 18th Street and the Nuccio Parkway, on Cass Street between Nebraska Avenue and Rome Avenue, or on Gray Street between Rome Avenue and N. Lincoln Ave. The route will be well-marked. Additional activation zones and routes may develop, stay tuned for more information.

*All participants using a bike between the three event locations are voluntarily participating in such activity and participating in the activity entirely at own risk. Participants are aware of the risks associated with participating in this activity, which may include, but are not limited to: physical or psychological injury, pain, suffering, illness, disfigurement, temporary or permanent disability, economic or emotional loss, and death. Participants understand, that these injuries or outcomes may arise from your own or other’s negligence, conditions related to travel to and from the activity, or from conditions at the activity locations. Nonetheless, participants will assume all related risks, both known and unknown of participation in this activity. Participants will release and forever discharge Walk Bike Tampa and it’s partners, their affiliates, managers, members, agents, attorneys, staff, volunteers, representatives and assigns (collectively “Releasees”), from any physical or psychological injury that a participant may suffer as a direct result of participation in a bike ride during this event.


World Car Free Day is organized in various cities throughout the world in different ways, but with the common goal of reducing the number of cars on the streets. The benefit is a day with less traffic congestion, a greener environment and reduced gasoline demand. Today, World Car Free Day includes celebrations in 46 countries and over 2,000 cities.

Walk Bike Tampa in partnership with the City of Tampa, Tampa Downtown Partnership, Westshore Alliance, Pedal Power Promoters and Sidewalk Stompers will be hosting our inaugural World Car Free Day. We are committed to car free spaces that grow inclusivity and diversity, making our communities healthier and more vibrant. Our mission is to nurture and grow car-free spaces and culture in collaboration with local communities.

World Car Free Day – Tampa

Advances equity through better transportation options.
Improves safety by encouraging people of all ages and abilities to use bike routes safely.

Enhances local economies by bringing pedestrian and bike “traffic” to businesses.

Builds public support for connecting bike routes throughout the City of Tampa and beyond.

Learn more about how you can help support WalkBikeTampa and its mission!

event schedule

All three locations will be from 9:30am to 2pm.


Planned Activities

Downtown – Marion Street (Polk to Kennedy)
  • Food trucks
  • Putt Putt Golf
  • Games – Corn Hole, large Jenga and others
  • Street mural paint by number
  • Pop-up Vendors – food & merchandise
  • Booths by community partners like TampaWell TGH, HC Planning Commission, HART
  • WCFD Partner Booth, Prizes & Drawing
  • Photo w/ the Mayor Poster
  • “Bikes from the Heart” – Bike Collection & Repairs
  • Inaugural Cultural Bike Ride by Mergeculture
Westshore – Midtown Commons
  • Sunshine Market at Midtown Commons
  • REI Bike Tire Clinic, Bike Rodeo, and Kids Games
  • Chalk Artist & Station (Westshore Alliance sponsored)
  • Pickleball on Garage Roof
  • WCFD Partner Booth, Prizes & Drawing
  • Photo w/ the Mayor Poster
  • “Bikes from the Heart” – Bike Collection
    YBOR City – Centennial Park
    • Ybor City Saturday Market
    • Tabling by community partners
    • WCFD Partner Booth, Prizes & Drawing
    • Photo w/ the Mayor Poster
    • “Bikes from the Heart” – Bike Collection

    Get a wristband in Ybor and receive these perks from local participating locations:

    Hotel Haya
    Specialty Drinks – “Leg Pain” Killer & Safety Helmet for $10
    Cuban Sandwich Sticks and Chick Pea Fries for $5
    Take 10% off at Cafe Quiquiriqui & Brunch

    Due Amici Pizza
    Get a free drink/soda with any purchase
    Beer & Wine buy one, get one free!

    Sterling Cigar Bar
    Get 10% off any purchase

    Zydeco Beer Werks
    Free order of Beignets!


    amazing prizes

    There will be drawings for a chance to win wonderful prizes including:

    Cargo eBike (Sponsored by REI)

    Cruiser Bike (Sponsored by TGH TampaWell)

    3 Kids Bikes (Sponsored by Atkins Construction and Franklin Street)

    YBOR City Sidewalk Paver (to be engraved) – (sponsored by YCDC)

    Jewish Community Center – One Month Long Membership

    Fit4Mom Tampa Bay – $100 Gift Certificate

    La France – Ybor – $50 (4)

    Acropolis Greek Taverna – Ybor – $25 (4) Gift Cards

    Carmine’s Restaurant & Bar – Ybor – $25 (4) Gift Cards

    Bernini of Ybor – $25 (2) Gift Cards

    Zydeco Brew Werks – $25 (2) Gift Cards

    Showbar Ybor – $25 (2) Gift Cards

    Southern Belle, Country Bar & Grill – $25 (2) Gift Cards

    Tangra Nightclub – $25 (2) Gift Cards

    Big Storm Brewing Tap Room – $10 (2) Gift Cards

    exciting giveaways

    Don’t miss out on these:

    JCC Giveways (Gray Street @ Howard Avenue)

    REI Giveaways (Westshore – Midtown location)


    sponsorship opportunities

    This year we are affirming our position as a community-led and created event that showcases diversity, sustainability, localization and car-free culture. We’ll be focusing on locally-based vendors in each of the neighborhoods, seeking variety in programming, and encouraging broad community participation.


    of all donations will be dedicated to neighborhood pedestrian, bicycle or safety projects!


    A sincere and heart-felt thank you

    Your logo on the website event page

    Your logo on marketing materials

    Your logo on event sponsor board

    Corporate signs at event activation zones

    Booth/table display at preferred location

    Opportunity to speak at WBT Awards Event











    2023 event partners


    vendors and sponsors

    Kimley Horn
    Ybor City
    Kimley Horn
    Franklin Street

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    We look forward to seeing you at the event!

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