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"It's the Green Pumpkin!" 7th Annual Tour de North Port
When: Sunday, October 23, 2016 @ 7:00 AM
Where: Begin and end at the Imagine School, Upper Campus,
2757 Sycamore St.,
North Port 34289
Cost: $40 per rider, $10 under age 10,
Groups of 6 or more: $35 each
See information below for special group discount

On-line registration is closed. On-site registration will be available the day of the event, Sunday Oct. 23 beginning at 7AM. ($45, cash, check or credit card)

The 7th 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 can follow an on-road route of either 15, 35, or 65 miles with each route having its own color-coded road markings, or choose the new “Gravel Grinders” off-road route for mountain bike enthusiasts. Led by Eric Latimer of Real Bikes in Venice, those riders will first follow an on-road route for about 7 miles before heading over the new Connector Bridge at the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park (set to be completed by September 17) to ride about ten miles on the gravel through the Carlton Reserve before heading back over the Connector Bridge for the on-road ride back to Imagine School for a total ride of about 25 miles. Printed directions for all the routes will be available and they can also be downloaded. The Tour de North Port is NOT a race.

Full mobile SAG (Support and Gear) provided by Louie's Bicycles and The Bicycle Center, catered breakfast by First Watch Cafe, catered lunch prepared by the Earth Cafe, desserts, rest stops that feature homemade snacks.

  • Pre-registration fee: $40. Choose your distance 15, 35, 65 miles or the new Gravel Grinders.
  • $10 for children under10 and accompanied by an adult. (Does NOT include a t-shirt.)
  • Group registration: For groups of 6 or more, $35 each. Registration forms must be mailed to: 3597 Froude St., North Port, Fl, 34286 and received no later than Friday, October 21.

On-line pre-registration will be available up to midnight Friday, October 21.

The on-line adult pre-registration is $40 plus a $2 processing fee.

The on-site registration will be $45 per rider, cash, check or card.

Helmets are required.

Breakfast provided by FirstWatch/pre-registration check-in/on-site registration/ begins at 7AM  in the cafeteria of Imagine School, 2757 Sycamore St., North Port 34289.

Group starts begin at 8AM.

Lunch available from 11AM-1PM.

Rest Stops are open and SAG provided until 2PM, at which time the ride is considered officially over.

Parking on campus and along Sycamore Street.

Group starts:

  • 65 miles: 8:00 AM
  • 35 miles: 8:10 AM
  • 15 miles: 8:30 AM

NO RAIN DATE, NO REFUNDS.

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.

Important Waiver: Please print, sign and bring this waiver with you on Oct. 21.

Contact us for more information or to become a sponsor.

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Download your route!

  1. Go to www.ridewithgps.com.
  2. Click on the "Find Rides" tab.
  3. Enter in the name for the route you will be riding:
    • 15-miles: "Tour de Northh Port" (Note the two "h's" in North")
    • 35-miles: Click on the link then click on "find", then "keyword" C TDNP 35
    • 65-miles: Click on the link then click on "find", then "keyword" C TDNP 65