'Four Hours at the Carlton' off-road bicycle race
9 a.m., Mar. 12
1800 Mabry Carlton Pkwy in Venice
This four-hour off-road bike race winds through flatwoods, hammocks, puddles and logjams, with six age divisions for men and women, plus male and female youth divisions. The event is sponsored by Sarasota County, Bikesenjava, Caldwell Trust and the Friends of the Carlton.
Participants must provide their own equipment. Pre-registration fee of $25 will be accepted until March 5. After this date there will be a $35 registration fee. Day-of-event registration starts at 7:30 a.m. Pick up a registration form at a local community center, library or Bikesenjava; register online at the Friends of Sarasota County Parks Web site at www.foscp.org/fcr/; or call (941) 486-2547.