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Pedal For PAL
Sat, Aug 2, 2014
Winter Garden, FL
About This Activity
The first annual “Pedal for PAL” ride is a charity ride on the scenic West Orange Trail traveling Eastbound into Lake County and starting in historic downtown Winter Garden. There will be two mileage options; a 25 mile option for more experienced riders and a shorter 10 mile option which is family friendly. The 25 mile option has its turnaround on the shores of beautiful Lake Minneola while the 10 mile option has its turnaround at Killarney Station along the West Orange Trail. The ride is predominantly flat with some small hills approximately 2 miles past Killarney Station. In addition to the actual ride, a competition will be held for the most outlandishly decorated bike and rider who completes either distance with prizes awarded. There will be First Aid/Water Stations along the route and safety marshals riding the trail along designated sections. Riders will receive a specially made poker chip featuring the Winter Garden Police Athletic League logo as well as a “Pedal for PAL” water bottle. In addition to those items, riders will receive “goodie” bags containing items from various local businesses.
We highly encourage families to attend this event, while the ride is being conducted the Winter Garden Farmer’s Market will going on with a variety of local businesses represented and a DJ will be providing entertainment.
Event schedule and times
Riders completing the 25 mile option will start at 9:00 AM with Riders completing the 10 mile option starting at 9:15 AM. The starting corral will be held adjacent to Centennial Plaza in downtown Winter Garden with the course heading West along the West Orange Trail into Clermont, Florida. The turnaround for riders completing the 10 mile option will be Killarney Station while the turnaround for riders completing the 25 mile option will be Waterfront Park in Clermont, Florida.
Packet pickup will start that morning at 7:00 AM and continue until the first batch of riders is released at 9:00 AM. All riders will need a valid photo identification to collect their rider packets.
Individuals who want to be eligible for their prize for the “Outlandish Bike” competition needs to present themselves along with their bike during packet pick up so that they may be photographed for our judges. The winner must complete their designated distance and possess their PAL poker chip which will be provided at the turnaround points. There will be two age groups for this competition, 0-14 years of age and 15 up. The winner of the “Outlandish Bike” competition will be announced at the conclusion of the event at 11:30 AM.
All riders will be directed to park in the parking lot of 114 East Plant Street. Don’t worry we’ll have signs up just head to downtown Winter Garden!