Vélo Champ

a specialty bicycle shop, celebrating the sport & culture of cycling, located in Historic Seminole Heights

Macchinetta Ride

One of the newest weekly social rides here in the Tampa area. The Macchinetta Ride is a coffee-inspired, social bike ride taking the riders to the various cafés, coffee roasters, and hidden Tampa coffee spots throughout Seminole Heights, Tampa Heights, Ybor City, and downtown.  This ride takes inspiration from it’s Italian name, Macchinetta, meaning ‘little machine’, making it great ride for all types riders and bikes.

The Tampa Macchinetta Bike Ride leaves from Vélo Champ every Thursday (holidays excluded) at 6:30pm. It makes for a perfect post-work wake up ride, with an average speed of 16mph, and total distance of approximately 14 miles. Coffee lovers and bike lovers come celebrate what Tampa has to offer.

Here is list of some (not all!) of the cafés, coffee shops, roasters, restaurants and bodegas we frequent on this ride:

• Buddy Brew Coffee
• NOLA Café
• Mickey’s Café & Bakery
• Café Hey
• The Bunker / Tré Amici
• The Bricks
• The Independent
• Felicitous Coffee House
• Kahwa Café & Espresso Bar
• TeaBella Tea Company
• Aguila Sandwich Shop