Normally in Central Florida, the thought of upper 90-degree weather paired with 100% humidity would keep even the most seasoned Floridian indoors, or at least poolside. However, for the 140 cyclists who showed up to ride at the Nona Cycle Second Anniversary Ride on Aug. 12, the heat wasn’t going to stop them. This group of cyclists has grown extremely fast. In fact, just last year for their first anniversary, there were 200 members, but this year, they are just about to reach their 700th member!
Also this year, the team had the help of a local and generous sponsor, Green Juice USA, that provided fresh and healthy juice geared toward the active lifestyle, just like the Nona Cycle lifestyle. Free bottles of their products were given to the first 100 riders.
You will find that every Sunday, the Nona Cycle Club meets in the parking lot of Canvas Restaurant & Market and rolls out at 8:05 a.m. sharp! And this time their numbers were their highest turnout of riders to date. More than 140 cyclists made the trek through Laureate Park, then through Narcoossee, before continuing their route through St. Cloud and back to have a celebratory toast and enjoy brunch at Canvas.
Nona Cycle began as a social group that focused on doing good for the local neighborhood and businesses. As they grew, they began fundraising and participating in charity events. Over the past 12 months, Nona Cycle has raised more than $55,865 and now has its sights set on riding in the Ride for Ronald charity ride on Oct. 14!
For more information, you can find us on our website at NonaCycle.com or visit the Nona Cycle Facebook page.