Sanibel Island Recumbent Invasion
November 5th & 6th, 2016
Let's once again get
together to enjoy what many of us view as Florida's Bike Paradise: Sanibel
Island. Many of us will plan to be there as early as Friday Nov 4 and stay
through Sunday Nov 6th, 2016. Planned group activities will take place on
Saturday and Sunday! All scheduled activities are optional as you are, of
course, welcome to roam , explore the Island and do the unpredictable things
BentRiders are known to do:
SCRAWLING DOWN to see HOTEL, CAMPGROUND INFO and SCHEDULED ACTIVITIES!
(Note that there are NO REGISTRATION FEES for this event. Just show up, cover your own expenses and have fun, if you plan to join the group for Breakfast and DINNER, we MUST have a headcount. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know how many of you will have there BEFORE the END of October 2016!!!)
Candlewood Suites Ft. Myers/Sanibel (7.7 miles from Sanibel)
9740 Commerce Center Ct.
Fort Myers, FL 33908
NOTE: CALL 239-210-7777 to get the reservations at our group rate.
When calling you MUST provide our group name: FL BentRiders. The group rate below will be honored if you call BEFORE October 3, 2016. However, this is all based on ROOM availability. The sooner you call, the more likely you are to get the room you want!!!
1 BED Queen = $69
2 BED Queen = $79
One Bedroom suite - $89
*All rooms have a fully equipped kitchen!
Those of you wishing to camp, may consider these two campground:
Periwinkle Park & Campground
1119 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel Island, FL 33957
(239) 472-1433 • Office Hours: 8am to 8pm
Ft Myers Beach RV Resort
16299 San Carlos Blvd Ft Myers 33908
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5TH
7:45 AM Breakfast – ISLAND COW RESTAURANT – 2163 - Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 – NOTE: PLEASE be ON TIME. The whole group MUST be at the restaurant by 7:40 AM so we can be seated!!!
9:30 AM Group Ride and SCAVENGER HUNT
Meet at 9AM - Sanibel Community Park – 2221 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island
The park is about one block NORTHWEST of the COW Restaurant. (Point “F” on the map!
We will ride towards J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge/ (Point “I” on the map!!)
The ride incorporates a Scavenger HUNT, compliment s of Billy’s Bike Shop, (Yellow STAR on the map) a perfect way to see Sanibel like a Native and learn more about the Island. Collect proof of your found treasures and qualify for a PRIZE. To claim your prize, you MUST be present at the shop at 2PM!!!!
12 NOON - Lunch at the place of your choosing! Here are a few suggestions! CLICK on the LINKS below to see more info!!!
· Free Refreshments and snacks
· SOB challenge – We will hold our infamous SOB, or Slowest of Bents Challenge. This is an event that will challenge your riding skills. It is limited to two wheel recumbent riders but trikers can have a great time watching the event as riders struggle to be the Club’s SOB!!!
The Club’s SOB wins a prize and gets the club’s SOB Certificate.
· SCAVENGER HUNT Winner (s) PRIZE Award.
· Catrike Demo
6:30 PM Dinner - The Timbers Restaurant & Fish Market – 703 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 - NOTE: PLEASE be ON TIME. The whole group MUST be at the restaurant by 6:25 PM so we can be seated!!!
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 6TH
8:00 AM Breakfast – ISLAND COW RESTAURANT – 2163 - Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 – NOTE: PLEASE be ON TIME. The whole group MUST be at the restaurant by 7:55 AM so we can be seated!!!
9:30 AM Group Ride - Sanibel Community Park – 2221 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island
The park is about one block NORTHWEST of the COW Restaurant. (Point “F” on the map!)
- Meet at 9 AM
- Explore the SOUTH EAST side of the ISLAND & ride to Sanibel Island Lighthouse (Point “B” on the map).
- Do your own ride and do your own “thing”
1:00 PM – Sanibel Blues and Jazz Festival – Some of you, music and Jazz lovers may be interested in this activity. Tickets are $40.
Time: 1 PM to 7 PM
Bailey’s General Store