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That's right, Wheels and Wings IV is coming up July
6th, 2013. Registration is open and the first 300 registrantions will get this
years knock out t-shirt!
and Wings, a ride, an event, a party! That we know for sure. Today we want to
keep everyone up to date and in the loop. This is for those that have
registered, are about to register, thinking about registering and to pass this
one on to your friends, The news is already out
that WWIV has three rides, a gentleman's race, a t-shirt, a stinking loud
cowbell, live music, a dozen wings and two beervidges, a super soaker sprinkler,
and SPEEDTRAP ALLEY where if you got what it takes, may be able to hang a speed
warning ticket issued by the Punta Gorda Police Department on the bragging wall
at home. Still more! WWIV announces yet another addition to the event. We know
that many cyclists also cross train for duathlons, and Triathlons. Part of that
training includes running. To ensure that participants have the opportunity to
burn off the calories, WWIV has included this year for the first time, a 5k fun
run. For those not familiar with Punta Gorda, most of the 5k will be on
beautiful paved pathways, through the city itself and out near Charlotte Harbor.
It is a beautiful run. Run it before or after the ride. Or if you're not a
cyclist, come to run, eat and make merry! Feel free to pass this note on to
anyone that might find it interesting. See you July 6th. For the latest updates
and news follow Wheels and Wings on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wheelsandwingsflorida Register online
at http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=2082161 Or
download a snailmail copy of the registration at http://www.peaceriverridersbicycleclub.com/wheelswingsiv.pd
Hot off the presses; Wheels and Wings IV it's a Ride, an Event and a Party! But
what if your better half, or the family and friends want to come to cheer
you on but not ride? Those Wings and Drinks sure look good! But what if
Wings aint their cup of tea? (Wings, they're universal and I'm sure one of the primary food groups.) Our venue,
SlipKnot will also have their kitchen open and the menu has something for
everyone. WWIV will also have additional meal tickets available at registration
for anyone not riding but desperate for wings and beervidges. Just a side note;
WWIII served over 300 lbs of wings last year and the SlipKnot is stocking up.
Register early and often! See you in July. Check out the menu here, and head over to the Wheels and Wings
Facebook page for all the latest updates.
ALERT - ALERT! (Let the BELLS ring. Cowbells that is. That's right, in addition to
a Dozen Wings, two beerverages, a 15 mile mystery ride or a 32/50 mile ride in
beautiful Punta Gorda/Charlotte county, a kick butt t-shirt, a shot at getting a
speed warning ticket suitable for
framing, a gentleman's race, bicycle polo, a Slip-Not Super Soaker Sprinkler,
live music, for those coming in Friday night our President's no spandex downtown
bicycle pub crawl to all our top spots and even a few things we don't know about
yet. We announce the first 300 pre-registrations will receive one stinking loud
cowbell to welcome other riders back to the Slip-not.)
as they say on TV, "That's not all folks." This year's Wheels and Wings
continues some old traditions and adds even more fun! Once again the
registration includes rides of 15/32/50 miles and a Mystery Ride, a dozen
Wings and two drinks, (if you're vegetarian there will be something for you as
well.) the fourth year of the Gentleman's Race, with two divisions this time,
one for diamonds and one for recumbents. We wanted to change the name to
Gentleperson's Race because the ladies were smokin' the track last year but it
just doesn't sound right.
The big hit last year was SpeedTrap
Alley and this year the Punta Gorda Police department is looking forward to
handing out even more speed warning tickets suitable for framing and posting on your FB
page. They promise to even clean up the jail house for the super riders.
This year we
have moved the venue to the Slip-Not Lounge a quirky but enjoyable
establisment at 1601 Tamiami Trail (US41) in Punta Gorda. Manager Chris has
promised live music 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., ice cold beveridges and (trumpets blare) free camping
on the grounds if you want to come in Friday
night. Don't forget to let us know on the registration if you also want to join us Friday
night for the PRR Presidents Pub Ride. (So many fine pubs, so little time.)
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And that's not all my friends,
Friday night for those that show up, we will have the first ever Peace
River Riders President's Pub Ride. Our beloved club President will lead a
ride around, through and about Punta Gorda. Stop back for more about this
event as we enlist the local watering holes and encourage them to offer
some kind of special for our special friends. Those that want to come in
Friday night, if camping at the Slip-Not isn't your style, there are
hotels in Punta Gorda starting at about $60 a night right across the
street from the Slip-Not to as much money as you care to spend all within
a mile of the main event.
Breaking news! Wheels and Wings IV brings you another silly and ridiculous
challenge. Of course, remember the event is July 6th. After the ride as you are
pulling back into the Slip-Not for that long anticipated combo of Wings and
Beervidges, there waiting for only the strongest and most mentally fit, we
announce the Slip-Not Super Soaker Sprinkler. Ride or walk through 20 trillion
gazillion galleons of water as it cascades onto your hot sweat soaked bodies.
Clothing optional of course. (for the bikes) [fine print: 20 trillion gazillion
is an estimate, actual amount may be more or less] See you in
Keep checking this page for
updates, or see it first on our Facebook page
a friend) things are coming together very quickly and we will be posting news as
it happens.. To register online go here.
To see what you missed last year watch this video. WWIII
I know, you're wondering how we can do all this for a lousy
$30. We couldn't without the help of the sponsors. Remax Harbor Realty/Andreae
Group, Remax Harbor Realty/Marianne Lilly, Murphybed Outlet, Mark and Kathy
Miller, Charlotte County Health Department, Acme Bicycle, JRA Bicycle. Slip-Not
Lounge, Punta Gorda Police Department/Do the Right Thing and our
If you were there last year it was
our best Wheels and Wings ever. More folks, more food, (over 300 lbs of wings)
more drinks (3 kegs) and more fun. If you didn't manage to make it last
year, here is a recap of what you missed. First weather. Undoubtedly the best
weather we could arrange for. Next; 232 riders and if you have spent anytime riding,
you know with certainty there are no better people in the world than cyclists.
You missed the Mayor of Punta Gorda declare July 7th Wheels and Wings day in
Punta Gorda. You missed the 50/32 or 15 miles rides. You missed the Mystery Ride.
You even missed the Bachetta Race team dominate the Gentleman's Race. You
also didn't see the Punta Gorda Police Department hand out 97 speed warning
tickets for anybody that could go through a radar sign above 25 mph. You missed the
top run at 34 mph. You missed a dozen
BuffaloWings wings. You missed ice cold joint lube. You missed a chance at
a huge 50/50 drawing. You missed a chance at lots of
prizes. And of course you were not there to thank our sponsors listed below.
However, we understand because there are
really only two places to be in July and since you were not at Wheels and Wings
III you must have been enjoying the Tour de France upclose and personal.
Maybe we will see you this year?
Please Thank Them!