Scenic road tour featuring a 17 mile family fun ride, 35 mile and 65 mile road tour. Ride along and experience our home town cycling hospitality here in Beautiful Bartow. Registration is at 7am with an 8am ride start.
Main Street Bartow, Inc. and Bartow Cycling Events is dedicated to promoting the quality of life in Bartow using various cycling events which currently include the Bloomin' Bike Ride in March and the Tour de Tow in September.
Our objective is to promote Bartow as a community that fosters and encourages a healthy living lifestyle through cycling.
Lets don't forget our Power Pedalers.
We will be giving away new bikes again to kids who otherwise wouldn't be able to afford one in an effort to cultivate a healthy lifestyle and a love
of cycling. So far we have provided 128 bikes to kids in need.
RIDE SUPPORT! Yes, every route has a SAG vehicle following to be there in case you need us. It will have drinks, snacks, tubes and a pump. Everyone will receive a ride map that will have a number on it for emergencies or problems.
Food? Absolutely! I love trying to get you guys the best food from some of our favorite restaurants here in Bartow. You will have plenty to eat to help you recover from your ride.
Parking is in the Sun Trust Bank parking lot just south of the staging area. (Main Street & Carpenter. GPS address is 255 W. Main Street, Bartow, Florida 33830
There is a lot going on with the Bloomin Art Show, so parking is going to be a little tricky. The best place to park is going to be at the Sun Trust parking lot which is 255 W. Main Street. Enter Main Street from WEST Hwy. 60 You may have to go around the road barricade at Mill and Main to get to the Sun Trust Bank which is 2 blocks past the barricade on the right. Do not park on Summerlin, because that road will be closed off for the Bloomin Arts Car Show.
The Staging area, Ft. Blount Park which is on Main and Carpenter. The tent will be on the southwest corner.
We try our very best to make sure that everyone gets a rider t-shirt. Shirts are ordered 7 days before the event. If you register BEFORE the order goes in, you will get a shirt. I order some EXTRA shirts which are distributed in order of registrations after cutoff date. The Day of Event, you most likely will not get a shirt. So please don't be disappointed. Those that registered early before t-shirt date cut off are accounted for. Thank you for understanding.
Yes, every route has a SAG vehicle following to be there in case you need us. It will have drinks, snacks, tubes and a pump. Everyone will receive a ride map that will have a number on it for emergencies or problems.
This cycling tour is suitable for a variety of skill levels. Rest stops will have plenty of fluids and refueling munchies. Helmets are required for all riders!
Congrats to last years winner of the Artistic Motion Drawing, Jeanette Crowley, who is this year's poster person and featured cyclists! I hope she likes the logo!!
If you rode in the Bloomin Bike Ride or the Tour de Tow and you would like to comment please do so in the write a review section.
Call or email Lillycat36@aol.com
for list of lodging options. See ya on the 7th. Thanks, Trish.