IPMBA Annual Conference

Location and Logistics

24th Annual IPMBA Conference ~ May 16-23, 2014 ~ Tampa, Florida

How to Register

​Venue

Hilton Tampa Downtown, 211 North Tampa Street, Tampa FL  33602

Accomodations

Hilton Tampa Downtown

211 North Tampa Street, Tampa FL  33602

Rate*:  $104 single/double; $124 triple; $144 quad + 12% tax. 

Call 813-204-3000 before April 17, 2014, and ask for Group Code PMBA, or book online

Note:  Reservations must be made using the weblink or by calling the hotel directly.  Because most of their rooms are being held for IPMBA, discount travel websites may show that the hotel is sold out over the conference dates.   *A portion of the room rate will be used to offset conference expenses.

Transportation

By Air
Tampa International Airport, seven miles from downtown, is served by Air Canada, American, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest/AirTran, Spirit, Silver, Sun Country, United, and USAirways. Saint Petersburg-Clearwater airport is approximately 18 miles from the Tampa Hilton. 

Shuttle Service
Shuttle service (from Tampa airport only) will be provided by the host agency.  Contact Officer Jesse Horn at jesse.horn@tampagov.net or 727-364-8723 to book a shuttle.  Leave your name, email address, phone number, airline, flight number, arrival date and time, and whether or not you will be traveling with your bicycle.  If you do not receive confirmation within five business days, please assume your information was not received and resend it.  There will be a reception area at the airport for arriving conference attendees in the baggage claim area.  Sign up for departure shuttles at the IPMBA Command Center. 

By Auto
Tampa can be easily reached via I-75, I-275, I-4, and US 301.  It is 60 miles from Orlando and within 500 miles of Miami, Jacksonville, Birmingham, New Orleans, Atlanta, Charleston, and Charlotte.  

Around Town
Tampa is easy to walk around, and is served by the 2.4 mile TECO Line Streetcar System, connecting Ybor City with Channelside Bay Plaza and the downtown core.

Bike Shipping

Oliver’s Cycles

Contact:  Randy Myhre.  Phone:  813-910-0207; Email:  oliverscycle@verizon.net; you must make arrangements for shipping and other services in advance.
Package Includes:  Storage, assembly and adjustment, delivery to and pick-up from conference site, disassembly, packing, and return shipping (continental U.S. only). Contact for international shipping charges.
Cost:  $210, return shipping within continental U.S. only, and only using conventional bicycle boxes (8 x 34 x 56). Oversized boxes and hard cases may be subject to additional charges.  Bicycles will be repacked in the packaging in which they arrive.  Attach your name and contact information to the frame.  Do not ship personal items with the bike.
Shipping Address:  You must ship your bike at least fourteen business days prior to your date of arrival.  Any bikes received three days or closer to the event may be subject to a rush fee of $40.  Ship to:  [YOUR NAME]/24th Annual IPMBA Conference/c/o Oliver’s Cycles/18055 Highwoods Preserve, Tampa, FL 33647 Date:  [DATE YOU WILL ARRIVE IN TAMPA]. 

For more information about packing and shipping your bicycle, as well as to compare options for shipping and flying with your bike, visit www.bikeflights.com. (For informational purposes only.  This is not an endorsement.)

About Tampa

With 351 days of sunshine per year and miles of sparkling waterfront to explore, Tampa is an ideal location for the IPMBA conference.  In addition to waterfront attractions, Tampa boasts a wide array of cultural arts, a rich history, world-class attractions, and restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets. Take in the sights, sounds, and flavors of historic Ybor City.  Bring the family and enjoy such attractions as Busch Gardens, the Florida Aquarium, the Lowry Park Zoo, and the Museum of Science and Industry.   Tampa is also just a short drive from the Gulf of Mexico and some of the world'd best beaches, with miles of blue waterways and sugar-white shorelines, brilliant sun-lit skies and a perfect average temperature of 72 degrees.   For more information about all the fun things to see and do, Visit Tampa Bay & Company

About IPMBA

The International Police Mountain Bike Association (IPMBA) is a non-profit educational organization providing resources, networking opportunities, and the best, most complete training for public safety bicyclists.

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  • Phone: 410-744-2400

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  • Email: info@ipmba.org

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