Bicyclists are gearing up for the third annual Tour de Broward, which comes to Miramar on Feb. 26.
The Tour de Broward was launched in 2010 as a fundraiser for Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. In its first two years, the event raised nearly $600,000, said Alberto Fernandez, president of ANF Group, the event’s main sponsor. Fernandez said the goal was to create an event that would stand out.
The event will start at 7 a.m. at Miramar Regional Park, 16801 Miramar Parkway. The event’s highlights are 50K and 100K bicycle races. In the 50K, the course will pass through Pembroke Pines, Cooper City and Davie before taking a westward turn at Interstate 595 and returning to Miramar via Weston. The 100K course follows a similar path, but it heads north through Tamarac and Sunrise before turning back south to the goal line. I plan on doing the race with my new hybrid bike.
Penny Arbulu, of Cooper City, has been busy preparing for the race, both in cycling practice and in recruiting members for her team. Arbulu is a cancer survivor, but her participation in the race was spurred by her 11-year-old nephew, who was diagnosed with cancer two years ago and underwent intense treatment, including chemotherapy…
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