Agenda

 Schedule of Activities

Thursday, 10/11/18

6-8PM   Packet pick-up and meet and greet in white hotel lounge area.

Friday, 10/12/18

6:30AM  Full breakfast begins in Venezia Hotel dining room, included in your registration.

6:30-7:45AM   Packet pick-up in white hotel lounge area.

8:15AM  Rider’s meeting in hotel parking lot.  Police escort out of lot after meeting.

Link to all routes on Ride with GPS HERE.

Rides offered: 23, 37 or 50 miles on roads east of Venice.

          Lunch on your own. See restaurant suggestions list or stroll Venice Ave and find a great place.

7-9PM  Ice cream social and packet pick-up in hotel indoor/outdoor areas.

Saturday, 10/13/18

6:30AM Full breakfast begins in Venezia Hotel dining room, included in your registration.

6:30-7:45AM  Packet pick-up in white hotel lounge area.

8:45AM  Note different time for remote start.  Rider’s meeting in North parking lot of Sharky’s on the Pier.  Use hotel-to-Sharky’s cue sheet (VenSat_start, also available on https://ridewithgps.com/events/46741-str-venice-2018) for driving directions. Click the image below to go there now.

 

Click Me!

Not a recommended route for bicycles.  Rest rooms available.

Police escort out of lot after meeting.

Rides offered: 32, 42 or 61 miles South to Manasota Key

Lunch provided at Sharky’s on the Pier upon your return 11AM-2PM.

6:00PM  Social/Cocktail Hour in hotel white lounge area.  Bring your drink coupons.

7:00PM Banquet in Venezia Hotel Breeze Ballroom.

Sunday, 10/14/18

6:30AM  Full breakfast begins in Venezia Hotel dining room, included in your registration.

8:15AM  Rider’s meeting in hotel parking lot.  Police escort out of lot after meeting.

Rides offered: 21 or 32 miles toward Casey Key.

 

It’s going to be a great 40th ANNUAL Southern Tandem Rally for all.  Maybe you’ll be staying in the area (The Venezia Hotel will extend the special room rate before and after the rally). Maybe you’re extending the riding fun by going to Florida Tandem Rally in the Villages.  And maybe you’ll want to explore some of the sights nearby.  Here are just a few suggestions with mileage listed from our host hotel:

*Siesta Beach, rated  #1 in the U.S. and #5 in the world in TripAdvisor’s 2017 Travelers’ Choice Awards.      Siesta was the only U.S. beach included on the international list -15 miles north, in Sarasota.

*Marie Selby Botanical Gardens -18 miles north, in Sarasota.

*Ringling Estate including the Ca’ d’Zan, Museum of Art and Circus Museum -22 miles north, in Sarasota.

*St. Armand’s Circle for shopping and restaurants -21 miles north, in Sarasota.

*Ideal Classic Cars showroom -5 miles south, in Venice.

*Venice Florida, recipient of the Silver Bicycle Friendly Community designation.