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“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 we have 5 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.  For info on the endurance rides please email Bob Pfeiffer at pfeifferco@aol.com.

CLICK ON THE LARGE LOGO OF CYCLIST TO TAKE YOU TO OUR REGISTRATION PAGE OR CLICK ON THE "Tour de Tow" OR "Bloomin Bike" Tab Registration on the upper left side of page for a pdf. Registration form you can fill out and mail to Trish Pfeiffer, 800 W. Main Street, Bartow, FL 33830

The Bloomin Bike Ride takes off on the 1st Saturday of March that is the 4th, 2017. The Tour de Tow is the 3rd Saturday in September, that is the 16th, 2017. 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 Jon-Marc Eyer. Jon-Marc is blind and rides tandem with a "pilot". His loyal, beloved guide-dog, "Caras" is by his side day and night. Jon-Marc and Caras will be our 2017 featured cyclists. Who will be this year's winner for next years feature cyclist??? 

PARKING:
Bloomin Bike Ride, 255 W. Main Street in the SunTrust Bank Parking lot. 
(Main & Carpenter/Floral)
Tour de Tow, Oaks Parking Lot - 220 S. Central Avenue. This is the Post
Office address, parking lot is just south of the Post Office.

Helmets are required for all riders!

STAGING:
Tour de Tow stages on Central between Main & Summerlin.
180 S. Central for GPS.

Bloomin Bike Ride 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 120 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. This past Tour
Tour de Tow we gave away 6 bikes reaching a milestone of 118 new bikes for kids!
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".