March 9-10, 2018
Punta Gorda, FL

Event Details

Event Details

Details on the 2018 Pedal and Play events are here:  where it starts, what is included, how to register, and when it all happens.  If you need more, go here for contact information.  We'll be happy to help you.  

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Our two-day event will begin and end at Laishley Park Pavilions on picturesque Charlotte Harbor, 100 Nesbit Street in historic Punta Gorda, Florida.  See our Maps page for details.  There are several parking venues throughout Punta Gorda, but we request that riders not park all day in the Laishley Marina/Crab House parking lot since it precludes customer access to those businesses.

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Friday Night   

For rider safety, this year the City Manager’s Tour will be limited in the number of riders.



Friday Only - You can register for just the City Managers Tour without a rider limit.

Friday Also – Saturday riders can register for 1 of the 4 Saturday rides. Saturday riders can register to also attend the City Managers Tour and associated City Manager’s Tour After Ride Social Hour. However Friday ALSO will be limited to 100  Saturday riders that choose it.

Wristbands will be provided for all City Manager’s Tour riders.

  • City Manager's Tour. The City Manager leads an informative tour of Punta Gorda giving the latest behind-the-scenes information about what’s going on and planned for the city. This is a leisurely bike ride with many stops.
  • City Manager's Tour After Ride Social Hour. After the tour, riders will be invited to attend the associated Social Hour at the Laishley Pavilions.


Saturday Bicycle Tours

  • 62-Mile "Metric Century" Tour
  • 30-Mile Tour
  • 15-Mile Tour
  • Mystery Tour  😯

All Saturday rides feature breakfast, ride support, snacks and drinks, lunch, bathroom facilities, and phone numbers in case of an emergency.  Rest stops will be open until 12:30 pm .  Riders then return to Laishley Park for a delicious lunch (vegetarian or non-vegetarian), FREE BEER, ice cream, and entertainment.  All is included with the ride registration.  

We will give you more information on the routes as they are developed, but be assured, there will be something for everyone!

Final route maps and other details will be e-mailed to registrants before the event.  Maps and cue sheets will be sent in PDF format and also in a format for use on your cell phone.  On event day, paper maps and cue sheets will be provided.

Those registering by midnight on February 25, 2018 will be guaranteed a free cotton Pedal and Play T-shirt in their chosen size and gender.  A supply of free cotton T-shirts may also be on hand for those registering later or at the event.

For just $22, you can upgrade from a free cotton T-shirt to a cool moisture wicking fabric T-shirt.  

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When registration details are finalized, they will be on our  Register & Fundraise page.  

Registration TypeRegistration Fee
Pre-Registration received by  2/25/2018    $40 
Regular Registration received from  2/26/2018 to 3/7/2018  $45 
On-Site Registration received from  3/9/2018 to 3/10/2018  $50
Friday ONLY  $25 



February 25   midnight Pre-Registration Deadline AND the deadline for registering to be guaranteed a T-shirt. 
March 7 6 pm On-line Registration and Paper Registration closed.
March 9 Noon - 6:00 pm Registration Packet Pickup and also On-Site Registration for Friday and/or Saturday events at Laishley Park South Pavillion
March 9 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm City Manager's Tour departs from Laishley Park South Pavilion
March 9 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm City Manager's Tour After Ride Social Hour
March 10 7:00 am - 10:00 am On-Site Registration and Sign-In for Saturday events at Laishley Park South Pavilion
March 10 7:00 am - 9:30 am Breakfast
March 10 8:00 am Rest Stops open
March 10 7:45 am - 8:15 am 62-Mile Riders depart
March 10 8:15 am - 8:30 am 30-Mile Riders depart
March 10 8:45 am - 9:00 am 15-Mile Riders depart
March 10 8:30 am - 9:30 am 😯 Mystery Tour Riders depart
March 10 7:00 am - 1:00 pm Vendor Row open
March 10 11:00 am - 1:30 pm Lunch
March 10 10:30 am - 1:30 pm Free Massages
March 10 11:00 am - 1:00 pmEntertainment
March 10 12:00 pm Announcements at Pavilions center
March 10 12:30 pm Rest Stops close