SUPPORT YOUR VETERANS!
This year’s charitable organization: Mount Dora Patriot Cruise & Salute. Patriot Cruise & Salute organizes boating events for US Armed Forces Veterans who have served and sacrificed. Many are wounded, ill or injured. Following a boat tour throughout Lake Dora & the Dora Canal hosted by local boat owners & volunteers, our Veterans are treated to a fabulous meal prepared by local supporters and a beautiful, memorable honor ceremony.”
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO or visit MDPCS on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MountDoraPatriotCruiseAndSalute/
At the 44th Annual Mount Dora Bicycle Festival & Gran Fondo, Florida’s ONLY 4-day Premier Cycling Social, you can choose from 16 fully supported routes, with NEW optional Gran Fondo* challenges on Friday & Saturday. This year’s custom, Limited Edition Festival Jersey is designed by local artist Bev Neal of Painting Outside the Lines Gallery. It’s Awesome! Register by August 16th to receive your festival jersey at check in. REGISTER BY SEPT. 16th & RECEIVE $10 IN BICYCLE BUCKS SPENDING MONEY! You’ll also receive a Finisher’s Medal commemorating your festival weekend accomplishments! Oh, and did we mention that, by popular request, we are including both Breakfast AND Lunch this year on Friday, Saturday & Sunday? Yes! It’s true!
The festival weekend begins Thursday afternoon with our “Think Pink” Social Ride for Breast Cancer awareness. This will be a 20-mile ride through the scenic, historic areas of Eustis and Mount Dora including a ride past the new cancer treatment wing of Florida Hospital Waterman. A portion of the festival proceeds will be donated to help in the fight against breast cancer.
On Friday evening, join us in Sunset Park for an exciting “Reunion Party” with your cycling family and enjoy live music from one of Mount Dora’s popular local bands. Libations will be flowing and our restaurants will be featuring award winning cuisine and top notch service!
*On Friday & Saturday mornings, in addition to other route choices, we are excited to bring you Florida’s ONLY 2-day GRAN FONDO option on either the Century Ride or the Metric Ride! Both of these routes are part of this year’s NEW Gran Fondo element. All cyclists WHO ARE REGISTERED BY SEPTEMBER 3rd, 2018 will have two chances in each ride to test themselves in timed segments. Each day a prize will be given for the fastest time through the timed segments only, and the man and woman rider with the best overall combined times for these rides from Friday & Saturday will be awarded Gran Fondo “King” and “Queen”! TO PARTICIPATE & RECEIVE YOUR TIMING CHIP AT CHECK IN YOU MUST BE REGISTERED BY MIDNIGHT SEPTEMBER 3rd, 2018!
Sunday’s rides are your chance to continue the fun with old and new friends. The festival wraps up at 2pm with lots of well wishes for continued safe cycling to everyone!Event Schedule