11th Annual Florida Tandem Rally
October 20 @ 3:00 pm - October 22 @ 3:00 pm
Our 2019 rally in The Villages was a great success. The last 3 years has brought a lot of changes to our home town and we are ready again to present a tandem rally for your enjoyment.
Central Florida is a great location for tandem riding and the location for the 11th Annual Florida Tandem Rally held in… ‘Florida’s Friendliest Home Town’…The Villages, FL. The new Home2 Suites by Hilton Inn in Wildwood, FL, will be your host for the weekend at a rate of $129. Check out their website at https://www.hilton.com/en/attend-my-event/ocfwwht-ptc-2846bf7c-22cc-4cff-a076-fe00783f015b/ to make your reservations or call 352-913-2100 and mention the Florida Tandem Rally for this special group rate. Please make your reservations early to get your choice of rooms and to make the cut-off date of 20 September 2023.
Two daily rides are planned prior to the rally for 18 and 19 October for those who plan to arrive early. Friday evening the Mystic Ice Cream mobile truck will be located at the Home2 Suites by Hilton to serve all their delicious homemade ice cream. Sixteen flavors will be available and surely one of these will be your favorite.
Saturday’s lunch will be served in-route at the John Rohan Recreation Center and catered by La Hacienda Catering. After lunch, all riders will have approximately 5.3 miles to travel back to the Hilton Inn to complete the ride. There will not be a Saturday evening banquet this year.
Due to the excellent response in the past for the “Pedal and Paddle” kayak outing on the Silver River, Bruce Hansen will again lead this event on Wednesday, October 18th, starting at 10 AM at Silver Springs State Park. Additional information for taking part in this fun event will be available prior to the event. Tandem and single kayaks will be available to rent or bring your own kayak if you wish.