Main Street Bartow, Inc. & Bartow Cycling Events are gearing up for the Bloomin’ Bike Ride on March 4th.
Front Page Brewing Company, located at 190 S. Florida Avenue, Bartow, is the starting location. Registration opens at 7:00 a.m. and the ride takes off at 8:00 a.m.
As the largest organized road tour in Polk County, this is an on-road cycling tour along the scenic back roads of southern Polk County. Gently rolling roads take cyclists across the Peace River Basin through expansive citrus groves and around the old Florida backwoods.
This is a cycling event that provides great cycling support via fully stocked rest stops with friendly volunteers, Sheriff Deputy escort, trailing vehicles for assistance and aid, course photographer and great food provided by some of Bartow’s finest restaurants.
The Bloomin’ Bike Ride is the only ride that gives the opportunity to a participating cyclist to be featured on the following year’s event jersey. This year’s logo was chosen from a photo taken at last year’s event of a rockin-it duo with that 70’s vibe. The logo will be featured in all print media and the ride shirt. All of the above is what keeps our cyclists coming back to experience even more of our hometown cycling hospitality!
Main Street Bartow, Inc. and Bartow Cycling Events won a Merit Award for an Outstanding Florida Main Street Fundraising Development Effort presented to to the two groups at the Florida Main Street Secretary of State Awards Dinner in August, 2017 for the Bloomin’ Bike Ride and Tour de Tow cycling events in Bartow.
This years ride will feature a 65 & 35 mile road tour and a 15 mile family fun ride. Registration is on (Bartow Cycling Events on Facebook) or you can request a registration form from email Lillycat36@aol.com, find it on our Facebook Page or event webpage. or register the day of the ride.
For more info please contact, Trish Pfeiffer, Ride Director at 863.640.1024 or email Lillycat36@aol.com. To Register go to the Bartow Cycling Events Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/BartowCyclingEvents/