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West Orange Times & Observer Friday, Apr. 22, 2022 4 weeks ago

Friends of Lake Apopka gears up for 2022 FOLA 40

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Proceeds benefit Friends of Lake Apopka, a 501(c)3 dedicated to continuing the restoration of Florida's fourth largest lake.
by: Amy Quesinberry Community Editor

Cycle around Lake Apopka Sunday, April 24, in the fifth annual FOLA 40, sponsored by Friends of Lake Apopka and organized by Winter Garden Wheel Works.

Registration is $45 and includes four routes and a T-shirt. Choose from 8-, 16-, 32- and 40-mile rides. The 40-mile ride starts at the Downtown Pavilion, 104 S. Lakeview Ave., in Winter Garden, and includes paved and gravel trails. All other distances start at Magnolia Park, 2929 S. Binion Road, Apopka, and are on gravel trails.

Proceeds benefit Friends of Lake Apopka, a 501(c)3 dedicated to continuing the restoration of Florida's fourth largest lake.

A hybrid, mountain or cyclocross-style bike is strongly recommended for all distances. All rides start at 8:30am. 

After the ride, all participants will receive one free adult beverage at Crooked Can Brewing Company, 426 W. Plant St., Winter Garden. For the month of April, the brewery is offering a Mr. Tractor Kolsch-style beer to support FOLA.

To register for the FOLA 40, click here. To register for the bike raffle for a custom $900 bike, click here.

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Amy Quesinberry is the community editor of the West Orange Times & Observer and the Windermere Observer. She was born and raised in Winter Garden, grew up reading the community newspaper and has been employed there as a writer, photographer and editor since 1990....

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