March 24-25, 2017
Punta Gorda, FL

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Cool Stuff to Do in Punta Gorda

 Welcome to Punta Gorda!  We hope you will LOVE Punta Gorda as much as we do.  We invite you to stay and play before or after your ride to enjoy our unique and friendly city.  Visit the following websites to learn more about our wonderful community.  Then browse the many activities and attractions available, including the local bike routes. 

activities

FREE YELLOW BIKE PROGRAM  Punta Gorda has a unique bike loaner program which allows visitors to borrow a coaster type bicycle all day for free!  Twelve (12) bikes will be reserved for folks coming to town for Pedal and Play!  These bikes are suitable for the Mystery Tour and the City Managers Tour.  Contact John Baird through the TEAM Punta Gorda office (941) 637-8326 to reserve a bike.  You will be required to supply proper identification, a credit card for loss, and sign a waiver at one of the five hosting locations.  Get moreinformation at http://teampuntagorda.org.

HISTORIC MURALS   Punta Gorda can boast of 24 beautiful historic murals painted on buildings throughout the City. Explore all these wonderful murals by picking up a “Walking & Biking Tour Guide” available at the Punta Gorda and Charlotte County Chambers of Commerce, as well as businesses throughout the City.  Detailed maps are also available at www.puntagordamurals.org.  

HISTORY PARK  With the encouragement of the Punta Gorda Historical Society, the City of Punta Gorda provided a site to which historic buildings could be moved and preserved.  The Park is also home to the latest Community (organic) Garden.   Located at 501 Shreve Street, Punta Gorda, FL 33950 (Directions)

FISHERMAN'S VILLAGE  Not to be missed during your visit to Punta Gorda are unique shops, restaurants, a marina, and more that make up Fisherman’s Village.   Something is always happening at Fishville! Go to www.fishville.com for more information and to check out events and entertainment at the Village.  

MILITARY MUSEUM  Located in Fisherman's Village, this free-admission museum features many military artifacts donated by military veterans from all conflicts.  See more at their website:  http://freedomisntfree.org.    

CHARLOTTE COUNTY HISTORICAL CENTER  Just across the Peace River from downtown Punta Gorda, the Charlotte County Historical Center at 22959 Bayshore Road displays and exhibits artifacts reflecting the history of Charlotte County.  For more information go to www.charlottecountyfl.com or call 941-629-7278.

PUNTA GORDA HISTORIC RAILROAD DEPOT AND ANTIQUE MALL   Owned and operated by the Punta Gorda Historical Society, the restored train depot was built in 1928 and is the only one of six depots built in the Mediterranean/Spanish style. The depot’s ticket office houses three exhibits focusing on the History of the railroad, the fishing industry, and the Punta Gorda Army Air Field.  See:  http://www.puntagordahistory.com/ourhistoricbuildings/puntagordatraindepot.html

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Local Bike Routes

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