Hibiscus Festival features History Bike Ride for Centennial

NEWS RELEASE

On Saturday April 13th Main Street Vero Beach and Vero Cycling Club will host cyclists for the 2nd Annual Hibiscus History Ride.  Participants will gather at 8:30am and leave in groups beginning at 9:00am from American Icon Brewery. This year’s ride will visit three iconic Waldo Sexton Properties. Local historians will share information about Vero Beach’s colorful pioneer developer and entrepreneur.  The route will go to Ocean Grill, Waldo’s Driftwood Resort and McKee Botanical Gardens.  After visiting each of these properties for a short tour, cyclists will circle back to American Icon Brewery.  The brewery and restaurant is in the old Vero Beach Diesel Power plant built in 1926 and restored by developer Michael Rector.  This event is part of the Special Centennial Edition of the Hibiscus Festival presented by Main Street Vero Beach.  Art and music will fill Fourteenth Avenue on Saturday April 13th from 10:00am-6:00pm and Sunday April 14th from 10:00am-4:00pm.  The festival includes a Juried Fine Art Show, Student Art Show, Shopping Cart Parade and Food Drive, Children’s Activities, a Green Market and Garden Vendors.

Sign Up for the April 13th Hibiscus History Ride on Eventbrite

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hibiscus-historical-bike-ride-tickets-55234250129?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

For Questions or Additional Information, please contact:

Janie Graves Hoover-Hibiscus Festival Chair Call or Text 772 473 3410

Sharon LaPointe-Hibiscus History Ride Leader Call or Text 772 538 4434

 

Tuesday March 12th – PREVIEW RIDE for Media, Sponsors and Guests 9:00am Start

Tuesday, March 12th, we will be coordinating a Preview Ride to test the route and engage the media while we promote the Hibiscus Festival. Please plan to join us for the Preview Ride.  Meet at American Icon Brewery at 9:00am.  Bring your bike and helmet.

For more information on the ride or stop locations, here are the links to follow.

Main Street Vero Beach                  http://mainstreetverobeach.org/hibiscus-festival/

Vero Cycling Club                             https://verocyclingclub.org/

Ocean Grill                                         https://www.ocean-grill.com/

Waldo’s at Driftwood Resort      http://www.verobeachdriftwood.com/images/BriefHistoryofWaldoSexton.pdf

McKee Botanical Garden                https://mckeegarden.org/

American Icon Brewery                   https://www.americaniconbrewery.com/home/

 

 

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