Sat May 1 - Mon May 31 Anywhere, FL 33949 US
Serve with Honor, Integrity, a High level of Performance and Endurance “So that Others may Live."
Indoor, Outdoor, Road/Tri/Mtn/Gravel/Elliptigo

Ride 4 Our Furry Friends 31-Day Virtual Bike Challenge🐾

12:01AM EDT - 11:59PM EDT Ride as many miles as you can in 31 days
Anywhere, FL US 33949

Help support our furry friends at the Peace River K9 Search and Rescue Association. PRSAR's mission is to assist local, state, military, federal, private agencies and families as a force multiplier in the recovery of lost, missing and abducted persons in urban, wilderness, natural and man-made disasters while proactively educating response agencies and the community on Search & Rescue. Dog owners train their own dog to be a SAR K9.  PRSAR strives to be a leader and preferred service provider to Law Enforcement, Emergency Management and its community. They are a non-profit all volunteer organization.  They do not receive any Federal, State or Local government funding.  They rely and operate completely on donations. 




  • Ride 4 Our Furry Friends Bike Challenge is to ride as many miles as you can in 31 days, starting May 1, 2021 or from the date you registered in May forward until May 31, 2021.

  • Miles must be visible on the Furry Friends Strava site or emailed to by 9 a.m. the next day to count.  

  • Rides can be indoor, outdoor, road, off-road, trails or ElliptiGO.

  • Bike teams of no more than 10 riders per team is encouraged.  The Team with the most miles wins a great prize and bragging rights! Create your team in the "Competitive Teams" tab. 


Please follow Federal and State Coronavirus guidelines during your rides Ensure you wear all the necessary bike safety gear and always let someone know where you are riding. 



1st Place Male/Female Rider:  Real Bikes Venice Bicycle Kit

2nd Place Male/Female Rider:  PlayTri Bike Fitting

3rd Place Male/Female:  Charlotte Optical Sunglasses

Top TEAM with the most miles: Surprise Gift 

All riders receive a cool t-shirt.  Some lucky riders will receive an awesome raffle prize


We encourage everyone to "Like" and post pictures on our Ride 4 Our Furry Friends facebook page and/or Beach Bum Timing's page

Sending in Your Miles 🚴‍♂️



  • There are many different ride tracking apps available. Popular apps are Garmin Connect, MapMyRide and Strava. There are also many GPS devices such as Garmin, Apple Watch, Wahoo and TomTom. 

  • If you use Strava, request to join our "Ride 4 Our Furry Friends" Strava club . We will upload your daily Strava miles to the "Results" tab.

  • If your privacy settings are setup for people to request to follow you, please allow Beach Bum Timing representatives Pat Vasquez and Lori Vasquez to follow you for the challenge.  This will allow us view, verify and upload your miles as they occur.  

  • If you DO NOT use Strava, please email your miles with a picture of your device/tracking app to info to, as your miles are completed.  Emails must be sent by 9 a.m. the next day for miles to count.  Use MILES as the subject.

  • Please notify us if you use a name other than the one you registered with on your apps.

Awards, Prizes, After Party

Gender specific shirts are available and optional.  Participants must pay shipping costs if they're not in the area. Shirt order deadline is May 15, 2021.  Shirts will be given out at the after party at Real Bikes Venice on June 5, 2021 and/or shipped to participants as soon as they are in.  


Additional prize for Top three Female/Male riders is a Peace River K9 SAR Commemorative Token.  There is no charge for shipping overall awards and raffles. 

Real Bikes Englewood/Venice are dog friendly businesses who assist PRK9SAR when bike SAR teams are needed. After party for riders will be at Real Bikes Venice on June 5, 2021, 11am to 1pm, awards and prizes will be announced.  Awards and prizes will be presented.  If you can't make the after party, awards will be shipped to you along with your gender challenge shirt if you requested one. If local and can't attend, we will organize a pickup point. 



For sponsorship opportunities and information contact Lori Vasquez at

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.

Peace River K9 Search and Rescue Videos
A Day in The Life of A K9
Animal Outtakes
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Overall Prize Winner Contributors
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Silver Level
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2020 recipients of Furry Friends I Challenge was the Animal Welfare League of Charlotte County and Suncoast Humane Society. Furry Friends II recipient was Peace River K9 SAR. 



Thank you Punta Gorda Englewood Beach Visitor Center, Charlotte Florida Weekly and for helping us spread the word.

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