Join us for a 50-mile ride following “The Great Loop” route. This is the second year that riders from Orlando have taken part in the “Ride With Larry”. We will begin at the Cady Way Trailhead near Colonial Town Center on Saturday morning, June 29th, at 7:30 am. We’ll cruise through Winter Park, Altamonte Springs, Lake Mary, Winter Springs, and Oviedo. and return to the starting point via the Cady Way Trail. It will be a comfortable pace using a combination of trails and scenic roads. This event focuses on the healthy benefits of cycling.
The original “Ride With Larry” was as 300 mile trek across South Dakota which took place in June 2011. The primary cyclist was Larry Smith, a gentleman who has lived with Parkinson’s Disease for over 20 years. Larry completed the journey in spite of rain and wind aboard his Catrike recumbent His entourage swelled to over 150 riders on the last day. It was later discovered that he rode that entire distance with a fractured vertebrae! This ride is to honor Larry’s accomplishments and to encourage others to “Pedal On.”
A documentary entitled “Ride With Larry” is expected to be released this fall. It shows the preparation for the ride, the challenges to overcome along the way; but mainly its a story of hope and courage. Watch this sneak preview of the film. And then sign up for the June 29th RWL3 / Orlando. See you there!
You can RSVP via the facebook event, or let us know in the comments if you are coming. Or you can just show up, but it is helpful for us to have an idea of how many riders are joining us.