SEBRING - Approximately 550 cyclists from six states will attend the Tour of Sebring over Labor Day weekend.
These cyclists, attired in colorful sports gear and wearing helmets, will be following the rules of the road. Highlands County motorists have typically been friendly and given cyclists the minimum of three feet of clearance on the roads, which is the state law.
The Tour of Sebring is not a race, but an exploration of the quiet, scenic roads of Highlands County. Each day cyclists will choose from routes of 22, 45, 62 miles and a one-day route of 100 miles.
Manned rest stops provide refreshment, and there is service to fix a flat tire or handle a minor repair on the road. Chef Mac of The Palms will cater gourmet lunches for riders as they return.
Routes will start and end at Kenilworth Lodge, the co-host along with the Highlands Pedalers bicycle club.
Event proceeds fund local bike safety programs. The Highlands Pedalers recently gave $2,500 to the Team TriPOWER, composed of a 10-member team of youth tri-athletes, of which will travel to compete at the National Youth Triathlon Championships in Iowa over Labor Day weekend.
For more information, go online to www.TourofSebring.com.