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Ride day updates. READ THIS!!

Santa on bicycle

Okay gang, its ride day! There is still time to get by a party store and get your Santa suit if  you have not already. I got mine yesterday at iParty for only $15. Let’s get to at least 100 of us dressed as the big man.

If you have not already, please read the Current Ride page for info on where to park and other pointers.

A few VERY important things:
1) It gets dark early this time of year, BE SURE you have head and tail lights on your bicycle. They are only about $10 at WalMart. This is not only for your safety, its the LAW!
2) Since most or all of our riding will be after sundown and we are expecting a large group, its important that you ride together as a tight pack. If you see space between you and the person ahead of you, catch up! I lead the ride at a very slow pace, in my lowest gear, smoking a cigarette, and usually pulling a trailer. We aren’t riding fast, you should have no problem staying together. Again, this is to keep ALL of us safe.
3) I will make announcements as we get on our bikes before leaving each stop. Please, quiet down for one minute and pay attention. Michele will be riding the mid pack, and assisting with intersections. When we approach a crossing, catch up to the people ahead of you so you dont miss the light. If we do get cut off, OBEY Michele’s instructions, she will be leading the second pack until you catch up.

We are out to make friends and have fun, but we want it to be a GROUP activity, and we dont want to see anyone get hurt. Please work with us to make this, our EIGHTEENTH ride, another amazing night.

Can’t wait to see our Santa brigade tonight. Be sure you come say Hi, we have tons of shirts and other swag to pass out.

See you all later,

Tacky Christmas Sweater Ride photos are up!

Collection of all of the pictures from Saturdays ride. Visit the photo page to see more.

Check out the Photos page for all the pictures from Saturday nights ride.

Thanks so much to all of you who came out and had fun with us.

Many thanks to all of our hosts, Dunedin House of Beer, Original Pinehurst Pub, Flanagan’s Irish Pub, and Jolli Mon’s Grill

Stay tuned for updates, our next ride will be on January 14, theme announcement to drop this week.
Collection of all of the pictures from Saturdays ride. Visit the photo page to see more.

Last nights ride was a blast!

Tacky Christmas Sweater, and Santa Swap ride was a big success. I think 80+ riders is a great turn out. Thanks so much to all of you that came. The night went smooth. All you riders are getting better at this. Everyone rode well as a group and we  all stayed safe together!

I loved everyone’s choices of sweaters, and bike decorations. This was the first ride that we had 30+ bikes decorated. Choosing the winners was a hard decision because everyone did a great job.

Please make sure to post your comments about the ride, here or on Facebook page, and to post and tag your pictures. Craig should be uploading ours later today.

GIVEAWAYS included: 

The last of our 2011 NPPR shirts.

NPPR tote bags

NPPR hand towels

NPPR special edition holiday shirts

NPPR Santa Hats



BEST OVERALL:    “Rick”  recieved a Jolli Mon’s gift basket with Wine, Glasses, Jolli Mons shirt, NPPR holiday shirt, Musical Tie, and a gift card.

BEST BIKE: “Tim”  recieved a Flanagans Gift card, NPPR Holiday Shirt, Musical Tie.

BEST SWEATER:  “Amber” recieved a NPPR Holiday shirt, and handtowel.


Thanks to Dunedin House of Beer, Pinehurst Pub, Flanagans, Jolli Mons. 


Do you have a business you would like to advertise with NPPR? We need a few more TSHIRT SPONSORS to help us get our 2012 shirts printed. Please contact me at michele@pinellaspubride.info if you are interested. 


The bars are waiting for us…

Okay folks, I just made the rounds to all of our stops and they can’t wait to see those sweaters, so lets not disappoint them! Think ugly, think tacky, think bedazzled.
Several of them have already offered up prizes, ranging from gift cards to bar swag, to prize baskets. You’re gonna have to step up to win, though. Impress your bartenders, they will be judging you. Tipping never hurts, either 😉
A few reminders, 3 of our 4 stops have food. If you plan on eating, please order early. Our first stop, Dunedin House of Beer, has an amazing beer selection. Real beers. If you only like crap beer, it’s not their fault you have bad taste, dont complain. For those less adventurous, they do serve Miller Lite, Bud Lite, Coors Light, and if you really hate beer, Mich Ultra…
Both Flanagan’s and Jolli Mon’s will have live music. Irish ballads at Flanagan’s (duh) and Island Vibe at Jolli’s (duh again). They will stick around a little longer for us at the end of the night, and Jolli Mon’s has full menu until 11 and late night snacks after that.
Hope you are all getting ready for the ride, and can’t wait to see you there!

Where do I get a Tacky Christmas Sweater?

Are you excited about the upcoming ride, but not sure where to find a “tacky” sweater?

Here are some ideas. …

I asked my Grandma, “hey do you have any christmas sweaters that we could borrow?” I turned around and there were six sweaters there, and a box of ridiculous christmas accessories.
You can also try thrifts stores. There’s a few good ones that I know of. Last Chance near Innisbrook in Palm Harbor, and my favorite is Salvation Army in Holiday off US 19. As tacky sweater parties are becoming a new fad, there are plenty of places online that you can get them now too. Below are some links to online stores.

Don’t forget about dressing your bike!! There is no excuse on this ride. I was at dollar tree yesterday, and saw so many good items that can be put on a bike. You can spend $5 there and you will be able to deck it out.  Remember “Dollar Tree” EVERYTHING is a dollar!.

Here are some links.





Thrift Stores:
Salvation Army Family Store
2225 US Highway 19 North
Holiday, FL

Tel: 727-937-7841

Last Chance Thrift
36500 US Highway 19 North
Palm Harbor, FL 34683
(727) 787-8100