PLANT CITY TANDEM WEEKEND
The Florida PANTHERS are back with statewide gatherings, beginning with a weekend of organized rides In November in Plant City. Any member of the PANTHERS can attend and any bicyclist can join the PANTHERS.
Plant City is about 25 miles northeast of Tampa and well known for luscious strawberries and less-traveled roads for biking. The dates are Nov. 11-13, Veterans Day weekend. The weekend will start with organized rides Friday morning and continue with an ice cream social Friday evening. Unlike a rally, the bike weekend is free to members.
John and Barbara Heineken will host the weekend, assisted by Art and Miriam Nordlinger. Group rides with set start times will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, ranging from 20 to 44 miles in length. If anyone is interested in pre-rides, please let the Heinekens know via the PANTHERS Facebook page.
Weekend headquarters will be the Hampton Inn Plant City and the TownePlace Suites Plant City across the street. Fifteen rooms in each hotel have been reserved at rates ranging from $134 to $149 for club members. The rates are valid Thursday, Nov. 10, through Sunday, Nov. 13, and are good until Oct. 12.
. To join the PANTHERS, Click on TO JOIN, and then “Panthers Application 2020.” New PANTHERS will be emailed the link the special hotel rates.
Submitted by Kathy Foster for the PANTHERS