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The 2022 Tour de North Port bicycle ride scheduled for Oct. 23 has been cancelled due to Hurricane Ian. It will NOT be rescheduled.
There were a number of factors involved in coming to this decision, the most notably being that our core of volunteers are understandably consumed with and would still be involved with post-hurricane recovery efforts.
Second, our host building for the event, Imagine School, is dealing with damages, as is the case with all of our schools in North Port which have a reopening target date of Oct. 17.
Third, we anticipated there would most likely still be debris piles along the roads of our routes creating hazardous conditions, in addition to newly-formed potholes.
All registrations will be carried over for the 2023 ride (date TBD).
Sponsors: all sponsorships will be carried over to 2023.
We ask for your understanding. The Tour de North Port is our annual fundraiser, in fact the ONLY fundraiser, that supports the work of People for Trees. There are costs associated with the ride that have already been paid out that cannot be recouped.
The People for Trees truck has sustained damage from the hurricane.
We will continue to donate and plant trees, in North Port and beyond.
Some of the tree planting projects we did from this past year include but are not limited to:
Four “Fallen Officer” sweetgum trees for the North Port Police Department.
Ten native trees planted to honor the Ukrainian Community at Wellen Park.
One sweetgum at the dedication for the new Helping Hands building in Englewood.
Street trees for N. Salford Blvd.
This past year we installed NEW Florida-friendly/Pollinator gardens at Atwater Elementary School, Woodland Middle School, North Port High School, the North Port Art Center, and at the YMCA Sunshine Pre-K.
We will cover the maintenance costs for these new tree and garden projects as well as those that were planted years ago i.e. our Commemorative Tree Walk/Arboretum along 41 in North Port, our N. Salford Blvd. street trees, the Pollinator Garden/Tree Walk at Lamarque Elementary.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Alice White at 941-468-2486 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you, and please be safe out there.
Sunday, October 22 2023 @ 7:00 AM
Begin and end at the Imagine School, Upper Campus,
2757 Sycamore St.,
North Port 34289
$50.00 per rider, $10 for those UNDER age 10,
The 12th Annual Tour de North Port, “It’s the Green Pumpkin!”, is a fun bicycle ride among some of the most beautiful pine flatwoods forests that can still be seen in Florida! Cyclists will follow an on-road route of either 15, 35, or 65 miles with each route having its own color-coded road markings.
The Tour de North Port is NOT a race.
First 400 receives a t-shirt, a goodie bag.
Breakfast/check-in/on-site registration starts at 7 AM, the group starts to begin at 8 AM.
Full mobile SAG (Support and Gear) provided by Louie's Bicycles & Real Bikes of Venice. Registration includes breakfast by First Watch, lunch by "Savor 100x35" featuring "Puertorrican inspired" food bowls, quinoa, and salad, homemade pies provided by Pielicious Bake Shoppe ...and fully-stocked rest stops with homemade trail mix cookies and banana bread. (Note: All lunch items will be served in covered containers that can be enjoyed on site, or taken home to be enjoyed later!)
Online pre-registration will be available up to midnight on Friday, October 21.
The online adult pre-registration is $50 plus a $3 processing fee.
The on-site registration will be $55 per rider, cash, check or card.
Breakfast provided -
Pre-registration check-in/on-site registration/ begins at 7 AM in the cafeteria of Imagine School,
2757 Sycamore St., North Port 34289.
Group starts begin at 8 AM.
Lunch available from 11AM-1PM.
Catered lunch will be provided.
Rest Stops are open and SAG provided until 2 PM, at which time the ride is considered officially over.
Parking on campus and along Sycamore Street.
Note: Registration packets picked up Imagine School the day of the ride on Sunday, October 23, starting at 7 AM.
EARLY PACKET PICK-UP PARTY!
Early Packet Pick-Up Party!
Saturday, October 22 from 10-noon at the
"Taste of North Port Food Fest" event at the
City Center Green, 4970 City Hall Blvd., North Port.
Any packets not picked up will be at Imagine School the day of the tour, Sunday, Oct. 23, starting at 7 am.
NO RAIN DATE, NO REFUNDS.
(Check-in, t-shirt, and goodie bag tables will be outside, leaving the inside of the cafeteria with plenty of social-distancing room to enjoy breakfast and lunch!
First Watch breakfast will be available from 7-8:30AM. Our rest stops will feature homemade banana bread and trail mix
cookies from 8:30-1:00.
Directions: From I-75: Toledo Blade Exit, #179. Travel south to turn left at the traffic light at Gateway Blvd. (gas station on the right). Then first right onto Sycamore St. Parking is on campus through the Imagine School entrance on the right. From 41: Toledo Blade Blvd., north. Turn right at the 5th traffic light, Gateway Blvd., then first right onto Sycamore St.
The Tour de North Port is sponsored by People for Trees, Inc., a local 501c(3) non-profit group that since 1997 has been promoting the importance of protecting and maintaining our native tree canopy through educational outreach programs, workshops, and tree plantings. The ride will help us to continue those efforts.
Contact us for more information or to become a sponsor.
Cue sheets will be available the day of the ride, and color-coded arrows will be painted on the roads. Thank you!"
Hotel rooms: Are now available, Please click the link above. Thank you!
Contact Alice White (941) 468-2486
If you have any questions about this RIDE, click the button below.
2757 Sycamore St
North Port, FL US 34289
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