As a way of encouraging bicycling and promoting tourism, the committee has developed a unique bicycle loaner program which makes it possible for anyone who is interested to borrow and use a bicycle. Loaner bicycles can be found at a number of locations including the Charlotte Regional Medical Center – Wellness Center, Laishley Municipal Marina, Four Points by Sheraton, Fishermen’s Village Marina, Isles Yacht Club Marina and The Wyvern Hotel.
For more information and to obtain a copy of the Bicycle Loaner Program Brochure, click here. This brochure was made possible by a public outreach grant from the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program (CHNEP), a partnership working to protect the natural environment from Venice to Bonita Springs to Winter Haven. Charlotte Harbor was designated an “estuary of national significance” by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. The CHNEP partnership brings together citizens, elected officials, resource managers and resource users to solve the area’s most pressing environmental issues of water quality, water flow, habitat loss and stewardship. More information is available at www.chnep.org.
We appreciate the following donations.
DONORS TO THE LOANER PROGRAM
Carolyn French and Tyler Swanson
Les Howard, Keller - Williams Real Estate
Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association
Punta Gorda Isles Floridians
Punta Gorda Isles Newcomers
Punta Gorda Sailing Club
Marianne Lilly, Re/Max Harbor Realty (5 bikes)
Sifrit & Dees Team, Re/Max Anchor Realty
Laishley Park Municipal Marina
Charlotte Regional Medical Center
Isles Yacht Club, - Ray & Marsha Starsman
Isles Yacht Club, - Dr. Malcolm & Patricia Kerstein
Isles Yacht Club, - Re/max Harbor Realty, Ken & Louise Virtue
GOODS IN KIND SUPPORTERS
Acme Bicycle Shops
Punta Gorda Ace Hardware