Forest Hosted Rest Stop for Gulf Coast Cyclefest


CycleFest-2-2014-The-Forest-Sarasota-FLThere was picture perfect fall weather for the 2014 Gulf Coast Cyclefest, where The Forest hosted a rest stop for one of the legs on this major road biking event.

It has been forty years since the Sarasota Manatee Bicycle Club began promoting cycling in the area. Now, with a wealth of history behind them, the club is going strong with their annual Gulf Coast Cyclefest.  According to the club, this event is and always has been about the joy of cycling, it’s not a race.

The Forest is always proud to support local events happening in the area that promote a healthy active lifestyle. It is the second time the community has hosted a rest stop for the club, this one for their 100-mile leg which is the longest option in the Gulf Coast Cyclefest.

“We are so pleased to be involved with this great event and organization with cycling such a good fit with the lifestyle here at The Forest,” said developer managing partner Tom Dabney. “Special thanks to David Hodgkinson with the club who is also soon to be one of our newest residents as his estate home is getting ready to start construction here soon.”

Brian Wood of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty and Dabney were on hand at the rest stop in The Forest Welcome Center where volunteers waited to greet tired riders with refreshments. These riders were more than happy to cool down and take a break. It was a great kickoff to what is expected to be a busy fall/winter season at The Forest with a new model opening and many new residents moving in with the completion of several exciting estate homes.

Next up on the community event calendar is a sneak preview of the new Emerald Homes’ Florencia Model with an Asolo Rep Starry Night Dinner. Learn more about how to attend and for a chance to win a private dinner for eight catered by Morton’s Gourmet Market of Sarasota in the new Florencia Model.

Starry Night Guests Have Chance To Win Private Dinner For 8

Asolo Starry Night at The Forest Committee PhotoThe sponsor team hosting Asolo Repertory Theatre’s Starry Night dinner at The Forest is offering guests at the exclusive event the first opportunity to see the newest estate model home in the community. Emerald Homes, The Forest, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty and Morton’s Gourmet Market and Catering are thrilled to be christening the Emerald Florencia Model with the exclusive Starry Night event.  In a recent planning meeting the sponsor team announced something special in the mix for those attending.

The sponsors are giving away a private dinner in the new Florencia model for eight lucky people. The winners will have the whole model to themselves to enjoy a private gourmet dinner catered by Morton’s. Attendees of the Starry Night at the Florencia are eligible to enter the drawing. The winner can invite seven guests to join them for this exclusive gourmet dinner party.

The Asolo Starry Night at The Forest is set for December 15, 2014. This is dinner 2 of the annual Asolo Rep series and celebrates the production of The Matchmaker.

Emerald Homes Florencia at The ForestThe Floriencia is one of Emerald Homes’ most exciting new designs with classic Mediterranean style and a highly functional floor plan excellent for entertaining and luxurious dinner parties like the Starry Night.  It will also set the perfect stage for the event which features actors from The Match Maker in cameo performances. The Florencia is over 4,000 square feet with four bedrooms, four bathrooms and expansive outdoor living areas. The model is situated on one of the most beautiful home sites at The Forest with heavy old oak tree coverage and views of Gazebo Lake.

Tickets are $250 per person and include a gourmet dinner catered by Morton’s Gourmet Market and Catering.  All proceeds benefit the Asolo Repertory Theatre. Learn more and reserve tickets here.

Prize includes dinner and soft beverages with chef and server for eight.  Alcoholic beverages and gratuity not included and dinner date subject to availability. Complete details available at the Starry Night event.