Our Story

Flying Fish Bikes is a locally owned bicycle retail store in the historic Palma Ceia neighborhood in South Tampa. Located in South Tampa in the Palma Ceia area minutes away for Tamp’s premier waterfront, Bayshore Boulevard in the greater Tampa metropolitan area, opened in 1962 as Dud Thames bicycle shop. Flying Fish Bikes is recognized as one of the top 100 bicycle retailers in the country by the National Bicycle Dealers Association and we have been voted Best of the Bay in the annual reader poll by our community in Creative Loafing Magazine  for several consecutive years, a testament of over 50 years serving our community.We continue to be Tampa's premier bicycle retailer, serving our community's cycling aspirations and perpetrator of all things cycling fun!