During the past month local riders have had the opportunity to participate in two big time events. The first, on 3/24, was Tour de Parks organized by the Friends Of the Legacy Trail. The second will be this coming Sunday, 4/27, Sharkey's Ride the Beaches  to benefit Livestrong.

Both events are well organized and feature a great lunch and get together at the end.

The Tour de Parks debuted a new route this year, sending riders North on Honore well into Sarasota to showcase the theme, "extend the Legacy Trail North".The flyer for Sharkey's follows.

Sharky's 12th Annual Ride the Beaches benefiting Livestrong

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Start: Sunday, April 27, 2014 @ 6:30 AM (EDT)


Sharky's on the Pier 1600 Harbor Drive S

Venice , FL 34285




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Registration now OPEN!

Registration now open for the 2014 Florida Gulf-Coast ride of the season! Your registration fee now includes the Active.com fee so tell your friends to save the stamp and check out the convenience of registering online! Also, pre-order your 2014 Ride the Beaches jersey at: http://www.cycle-clothing.com/Ranges/6/cycle-cycling-wear/jerseys (if link is not active please copy and paste into your browser) and have it for the ride!


• 6:30 - check-in and breakfast starts for 70 milers; • 7:30 - 70 milers start their ride; and breakfast for 35 & 15 milers; • 8:30 - 35 milers start their ride; • 9:00 - 15 milers start their ride; • 11:00 - lunch starts; • 12:00 - beer service starts; • 2:00 – Lunch service ends• See you next year!

Pre-ride check-in and package pick-up will again be held at Real Bikes Bicycle Shop (on the bypass in Venice). Saturday 4/26/2014 from 10:00 - 2:00. We will be checking people in as well as accepting those last minute registrations (Active.com registration closes 4/25). Join us there to make your morning of the ride a little bit easier; then meet us at Maxine Barritt to enjoy your breakfast and start your ride when you are ready! See you at Real Bikes on Saturday!




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