March 24-25, 2017
Punta Gorda, FL

Tours for Everyone

Casual Riders

Tours for Everyone

Serious Cyclists

Pedal and Play in Paradise

A Cycling Celebration

Happy Faces

We Work For Smiles

Ride for a Purpose

Be an LLS Fundraiser

The Mystery Ride

It's a Mystery for Now!

Pedal and Play in Paradise is hosted by:   TEAM VECTOR LOGO REVISE 2014 FINAL    &  islesyachtclub


ALSO NEW--Share-the-Lane T-shirts and Bicycle Earrings are now for sale on-line.    Go to our Gear to Buy Page for more information.  

AND while you're waiting for Pedal and Play in March, be sure to take advantage of other bicycle events, like Hands Across the Harbor.  Go to our Cool to Do page for more details.

Pedal and Play in Paradise is about having fun, but it also supports the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) and TEAM Punta Gorda's Bicycle Friendly Community Initiatives.  We have something for everyone--the casual bike rider, more serious cyclists, mystery lovers, families, and folks who just want to tour our beautiful city and learn about its past and future.  

General details are here on the website, but please bear with us on the blanks for now--we are just getting started on putting together a great event for 2017.  We will be adding details as soon as they are available.  

Plans for 2017 include:

Pedal and Play will again be a TWO DAY event!!  Here's an overview of the events for each day.  More information will be on the Event Details page.

Friday March 24, 2017

  • Pre check-in
  • City Manager's "Here and There" Ride
  • Sunset Tiki Party with Yoga and games

Saturday March 25, 2017

  • Check-in
  • Breakfast
  • 62, 30, and 15-mile bike rides
  • 10-mile Mystery Tour
  • Lunch and FREE beer
  • Music and fun activities

Stick around on Sunday, March 26th for another event--the Taste of Punta Gorda happening in the same Laishley Park area.

Other 2017 Highlights 

Fundraise for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.   You can ride for fun and also for a purpose.  Small donations from many people like you and those who would sponsor you add up and make a real difference.  For those who like a challenge, a 2017 Limited Edition Pedal and Play Jersey will be given to anyone who fundraises $500 or more.  See our Register and Fundraise  page for details.

New design and colors for the 2017 Limited Edition Pedal and Play Jersey.  You don’t have to register or ride to purchase a jersey, but we hope you do!  See the Gear to Buy page for details. 

• Techwick® type Pedal and Play T-shirt available.  A free cotton T-shirt will be provided as part of your registration fee, but for $22, you can opt for a cool Techwick® type material T-shirt with the same design as the cotton tee.  For either type of shirt, you must register by March 12, 2017.  We will attempt to have a few extras for those registering after that date, but we cannot guarantee that we'll have your preferred size, gender, and/or material.

Photo Spot.  We’ll have a photo spot to take a picture of you and your friends to remember the days and the good times you had.  Go to 2016 Photo Highlights  to view our photos from 2016 and also our Facebook page to see the 2015 Photo Spot shots, as well as other great photos of past Pedal and Play events.

Free Beer.  Fat Point Brewing, Punta Gorda’s craft brewery will provide our FREE BEER during lunch.

Free Ice Cream.  Harborwalk Scoops and Bites, voted the best ice cream shop in America on Trip Advisor will once again share their award winning ice cream with Pedal and Play participants.  

The More the Merrier.  Help us promote this fun event.  Later we will have the 2017 flyer available here to print and share; e-mail it to family and friends; or post it on your Facebook page.  We're always happy to see new faces.

Brand New Mystery Ride.  In 2017, our new Mystery Master has come up with an entirely new mystery to solve.  Watch for the videos coming later to get you geared up to solve the puzzle.

Things to Remember:

    • The event will take place rain or shine.   Sorry, no refunds after the event begins.

Special Thanks

Our special thanks in advance to our local law enforcement and fire fighting agencies for helping make Pedal and Play a fun and safe event. 


  • City of Punta Gorda Police Department
  • City of Punta Gorda Fire Department
  • Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office

Thank You Sponsors

As our 2017 sponsors are identified, they will be listed here and on our Sponsors Page under the About Us tab.  Want to see your name and/or logo here?  We would love to add new sponsors and donors to this fun and charitable event.  We also have space for vendors at the event site.  Contact us at for details.   

Click on the sponsor's logo to reach its website:





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