2012 Catrike Rally & Factory Tour Details

March 3rd – This is the 8th year of this event!

The Catrike Rally & Factory Tour is for all Catrike and Catbike riders, enthusiasts and dealers. It is a very informal event here in the beautiful and historic Winter Garden, Florida. It’s a great opportunity to meet and ride with others, and see how our trikes and bikes are made in the Big Cat Factory!

Rally Logo

The weather is normally very pleasant during March, but as many of you know there is a chance for rain so bring some rain gear just in case.

Saturday – March 3rd

9:00 AM Rally Start

Lakeview Park
850 Surprise Drive
Winter Garden, Florida 34787

12 – 2 PM Free time

Time to get lunch and mingle in Downtown Winter Garden.

2:30 PM Catrike Factory Tour

Big Cat HPV, LLC
720 Business Park Blvd , Unit 22
Winter Garden FL 34787
Phone (407) 905-0626

The Catrike Rally will begin at 9:00am Saturday at Lakeview Park by Lake Apopka. This year the ride on the West Orange Trail will start in Winter Garden and go to the West towards Downtown Clermont and returning to Winter Garden. (There will be support at the Killarney Station). This year the routes will be marked and maps provided. After the ride, there will be free time for lunch in Winter Garden. There are plenty of restaurants in the area along the trail so you will not need to drive your car.

There will be limited parking at the park but there is plenty of parking in the downtown Winter Garden area; there is a public parking lot on the west end of Plant Street next to the New City Hall building.

At 2:30pm we will have the Catrike Factory Tour so you can see how Catrikes are made. We have implemented a lot of changes in the factory so those of you who have been here in the past will have more to see and learn. This is the only time visitors are allowed to the factory so make plans to attend. We encourage all Rally riders to bring their Catrike to the Factory Tour because parking is limited, as well as Sherri and the Big Cat Factory Team love to see all of their handy work.

Expedition

Sunday – March 4th

9:00 AM – 3 PM Withlacoochee Ride

Hampton’s Edge, Trailside Bikes
8294 East Orange Ave
Floral City, FL 34436
(Withlacoochee Trail)
Phone (352) 419-4809
www.hamptonsedge.com
bentedge@earthlink.net

Regis Hampton of Hamptons Edge, Trailside Bikes will host a ride from his new shop in Floral City. It is about a 1 hour 20 minute drive from Winter Garden. It will be a trip on the Withlacoochee Trail. If you plan on attending please RSVP with Regis and lunch can be planned accordingly.

If you are not planning on riding with us on Sunday, you can stay in Winter Garden and ride more of the West Orange trail you did not see on Saturday or just enjoy the area.

Lodging

The Edgewater Hotel

99 W. Plant Street
Winter Garden, Florida 34787
(407) 654-6921
www.historicedegewater.com
This is a Bed and Breakfast style Inn and is in the center of Winter Garden right on the West Orange Trail. (You will receive a 10% discount if you mention the Catrike Rally)

Red Roof Inn Orlando West

11241 W. Colonial Drive
Ocoee, Florida 34761
(407) 347-0140 (Rooms starting at $56.99 + tax)

The Sabal Hotel Orlando West (previously Best Western)

10945 W. Colonial Drive
Ocoee, Florida 34761
(407) 656-5050 (Rooms starting at $79 + tax)

Courtyard Orlando Ocoee

10971 W. Colonial Drive
Ocoee, Florida 34761
(407) 573-1010 (Rooms starting at $99 + tax)

Lunch and dining options in Downtown Winter Garden

  • Sweet Traditions French Bakery & Cafe
  • Moon Cricket Grill
  • Thai Blossom Restaurant
  • Chef’s Table at the Edgewater (Dinner)
  • Winter Garden Pizza
  • Bistro 24
  • Harry and Larry’s Barbeque
  • JR’s Attic Door
  • Scoops Old Fashion Ice Cream
  • Jojo Smothies & Frozen Yogurt
  • Axum Coffee

Maps

Here are maps of the different length rides at the rally for those wishing to print a copy and to decide what ride to do:

Other Information

Among some of the attractions along the trail is the Oakland Nature Preserve with foot trails leading down to Lake Apopka (the second largest lake in Florida). Winter Garden has a very nice community park along the shores of Lake Apopka, which would be ideal for picnics and just relaxing in the sun.

Registration: 2012 Catrike Rally & Factory Tour

There is no charge for attending the Rally or Factory Tour other than your presence and your smile. If you wish to attend please fill out the form below for each attendee. Registrations received by the 19th of Feb will receive a free T-Shirt at the rally so don’t forget to choose your size! You will be emailed a copy of your registration with your registration number. Please bring your registration details with you on the day.

First Name
Last Name
Phone Number
Email
City
State
Postcode
Country
Catrike
Shirt Size
700
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