KEY LARGO, FL--(Marketwire - Feb 20, 2013) - On April 20 and 21, 2013, cyclists will hit the road to raise money in the fight against multiple sclerosis in this year's MS Bike Ride: Breakaway to Key Largo. The Courtyard Key Largo is proud to join in the effort as one of only three preferred Key Largo accommodations for the race, its participants and its supporters.
For two days, thousands of cyclists will travel up to 200 miles each in an effort to meet this year's fundraising goal of $2 million. Every participant is required to raise at least $400, and so far almost $90,000 has been raised. This year's race features new start and finish lines, an improved route and three options for riders to create their own journey: 50 Mile, Metric Plus or Century Route. In its 27th year, the race will start at the Florida International University campus in Miami, stop overnight at the MS Village close to this hotel near the Key Largo fishing marina, and then travel back to FIU for the finale.
Voted Florida's best ride by bikers, the MS Bike Ride offers plenty of fun for the whole family, but the focus of the race is the fight against MS, a chronic disease that affects the central nervous system. Those from 15 to 50 can be diagnosed, and the bike ride is a way to raise money and awareness. To learn more, visit http://bikefls.nationalmssociety.org/site/PageServer?pagename=BIKE_FLS_homepage.
After a long day of cycling, participants will have a place to call home in one of this Key Largo hotel's suites or guest rooms. Recently renovated accommodations offer comforts such as a cozy bed, private balcony, iPod dock, 32-inch LCD cable TV, coffee/tea service and minifridge. Complimentary high-speed Internet access is an easy way to keep friends and family back home updated on the progress of the bike ride.
Soak sore muscles in the outdoor heated pool, or walk to nearby Bogie's Tiki Bar, one of this hotel's two restaurants in Key Largo, where guests can also enjoy live music, American cuisine and creative cocktails. For something casual and community-oriented, The Bistro is the focus of the flexible lobby and serves breakfast and dinner with healthy morning options, Starbucks® beverages, an array of evening entrees, beer and wine.
To learn more about Courtyard Key Largo, visit www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/mthcy-courtyard-key-largo/.
About the Courtyard Key Largo
Less than an hour south of Miami, Courtyard Key Largo offers all the fun in the sun travelers want from a Florida vacation in a destination that's family-friendly. Set in the dive capital of the world, Courtyard Key Largo features beautiful views of the largest deep-sea marina fishing village and a location that's walking distance from dive shops, fishing charters, glass-bottom boats and snorkeling. Being by the beach doesn't mean having to sacrifice on modern amenities. The lobby features the latest technology, including complimentary Wi-Fi and a GoBoard with news, weather and airport information updates, plus flexible spaces for eating, meeting, working and relaxing. Newly renovated accommodations include a 32-inch LCD cable TV, comfortable bed, coffee/tea service, iPod dock, private balcony, minifridge, desk and free high-speed Internet access. Rooms with a sofa bed and Jacuzzi suites are also available. Start the day in the fitness center followed by breakfast at The Bistro, serving healthy food and Starbucks beverages; evenings feature a number of entrees, beer and wine. Swim with the dolphins at nearby Dolphin Cove, or enjoy a relaxing soak in this hotel's outdoor heated pool.