Bartow Cycling Events
Trish & Bob Pfeiffer
800 W. Main St.
Bartow, FL, 33830
Phone: (863) 640-1024
- Facilitating Cycling Events in Bartow
- Donating Bicycles to Children
- Enhancing Quality of Life
- Cultivating a love of cycling
- Promoting a healthy life style
Fundraisers We Support
- Power Pedalers
- Relay For Life
- Bartow Cigar Factory
- Making Strides for Breast Cancer
- MS Ride
- Everything Chamber
Going Green Commitments
- environmentally conscious cyclers: paper registrations, waivers, flyers, and notebooks can be things of the past as we provide participants and event directors the tools to become paperless.
Hours of Operation9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and by appointment.
“An Organization for anyone interested in cycling."
Main Street Bartow, Inc. and Bartow Cycling Events is dedicated to promoting the quality of life in Bartow using various cycling events.
OBJECTIVES. Promote Bartow by encouraging a healthy lifestyle through cycling.
RIDES. Currently, five rides a year, starting the first Saturday in March with the Bloomin Bike Ride, and the Scenic Tour de Tow in September. These road tours have a 16 Mile Family Fun Ride, and a 36 and 63 mile route. Then we have two 125 mile endurance rides which are Memorial Day weekend in May and Labor Day weekend in September. A July 4th 100 mile ride brings you back in to soda and watermelon.
CLICK ON THE LARGE LOGO OF CYCLIST TO TAKE YOU TO ACTIVE.COM
CLICK ON THE "Tour de Tow" Registration on the upper left side of page for a Registration form to mail into Trish Pfeiffer, 800 W. Main Street, Bartow, FL 33830
The Bloomin Bike Ride takes off on the 1st Saturday of March that is the 1st, 2014. The Tour de Tow is the 3rd Saturday in September, that is the 20th, 2014. This is an on-road cycling tour along the scenic back roads of southern Polk County. Come enjoy a beautiful day of cycling in beautiful historic Bartow and let us show you our home town cycling hospitality.
Saturday - 7:00 am is registration and breakfast. 7:50am Line-up and Drawing for Artistic Motion Award, 8:00am 16 Mile Family Fun Ride, 37 & 65 Mile Road Tour take off.
Artistic Motion is a drawing from our registered cyclists. Last years winner is this years "poster" person featured in the logo, print materials and t-shirt. Last year's winner for the Bloomin Bike Ride was Tom Hinck and last years winner for the Tour de Tow was Frank Connolly. They are our 2014 featured cyclist. Who will be this year's winner for next years feature cyclist???
PARKING: For the Bloomin Bike Ride, use the Post Office on Central and Parker.
For the Tour de Tow, please park you vehicle at the Sun Trust Bank Building either in front
of building or behind bank. A GPS address for that is 255 W. Main Street.
Helmets are required for all riders!
Bloomin Bike RIde stages on Central between Main & Summerlin.
180 S. Central for GPS.
Tour de Tow will at the southwest corner of Ft. Blount Park.
Which is on Main & Carpenter. A GPS address for that is 255 W. Main Street.
We will be giving away new bikes again to kids who otherwise wouldn't
be able to afford one in an effort to cultivate a healthy lifestyle and a love
of cycling. So far we have provided 88 bikes to kids in need.
The POWER PEDALERS are the kids who will have a huge smile on their
faces as we present them their new bikes. If you know of any one or
company out there who would like to be a sponsor please let me know.
The more money we have the more bikes we give away. At the Bloomin
Bike Ride we gave away 8 bikes. Now that is COOL!
RIDE SUPPORT! Yes, every route has a SAG vehicle following to be there in case you need us. It will have drinks, snacks, tubes and a pump. Everyone will receive a ride map that will have a number on it for emergencies or problems.
Absolutely! I love trying to get you guys the best food from some of my favorite restaurants here in Bartow. You will have plenty to eat to help you recover from your ride.
For more info please call Trish Pfeiffer at 863.640.1024.
The Polk County History Center (our historic courthouse) on Main & Broadway, is one of the crown jewels of Bartow. Historic treasures are housed in our domed, iconic centerpiece with exhibits of varying topics that help us bring Bartow's "history to life".