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

Fountain of Youth!

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

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 Initiatives.  We have something for everyone--the casual bike rider, more serious cyclists, mystery lovers, and folks who just want to tour our beautiful city and learn about its future.  

The 2017 Pedal and Play Event

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

  • Check-in and Packet Pickup
  • City Manager's "Here and There" Ride
  • Tiki Party with free appetizers, games, and sunset yoga

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.  Your registration helps fund LLS, but you can also fundraise by getting others to sponsor your ride.  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.

Additional Rest Stop on the 62-mile Route.  It was a long way between the first and second rest stops on the 62-mile route, so we have added a third about half way.  Enjoy the rest!

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 availability or that we'll have your preferred size, gender, and/or material.

Brand New Mystery Ride.  Our new Mystery Master has come up with an entirely new mystery to solve.  Here's the scoop.  First the ride is explained and then the explanation is explained.  Good luck!


Mystery Ride Explained from Intergalactic Photography on Vimeo.

Mystery Ride - The Final Explanation from Intergalactic Photography on Vimeo.

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.  FREE Fat Point Brewing beer will be provided during lunch.

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

• Free Massages.  The Wellness Center will again have several massage stations.

The More the Merrier.  P&PinP 2017 flyer-16676-rHelp us promote this fun event.  Click on the flyer to downloading for printing; e-mailing it to family and friends; or posting it on your social media pages.  We're always happy to see new faces.   


Things to Remember:

  • Waivers must be signed in order to ride
  • The event will take place rain or shine  


Special Thanks

Our special thanks in advance to our local law enforcement and fire fighting agencies (City of Punta Gorda Police and Fire Departments and Charlotte County Sheriff's Office) for helping make Pedal and Play a fun and safe event. 

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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.   





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