Florida Bicycle Touring Calendar

October 2018

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October 4-7
Mount Dora FL
Mount Dora Bicycle Festival Fondo
Wow! Do we have a fun-filled weekend waiting for you this year! Not only will you be challenged to decide which of the 16 fully supported routes you will choose, but we are dubbing the Mount Dora Bicycle Festival ?Florida?s Premier Cycling Social!? You asked for more time to catch up with your old friends and get to know some new ones, but also to relax & enjoy the beautiful city of Mount Dora and all that it has to offer socially. Well, we listened and are going to deliver! Friday evening we are hosting a ?REUNION PARTY IN THE PARK? complete with a live band and cash bar. Reunite with your cycling family and enjoy some live music from one of Mount Dora?s local bands. Libations will be flowing and our restaurants will be featuring their award winning cuisines and top notch service! In addition, everyone who registers will receive a custom, Limited Edition jersey designed by local artist Bev Neal of Painting Outside the Lines Gallery. It?s Awesome! Oh, and did we mention (see the web site!)...
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Info: http://mountdorabicyclefestival.com/
Last update 2018-04-12 Ride ID 2659 posted by Mount Dora Area Chamber Of Commerce (596)
 
October 7 (Sun)
Inverness FL
Rails To Trails of the Withlacoochee 24th Annual Bike Ride
Come ride the beautiful 46-mile long, paved Withlacoochee State Trail in fabulous October weather! Ride any distance up to 100 miles. Medals and Certificates for Century and Metric Century Riders. Breakfast and Lunch at Inverness trailhead, plus 5 fully-stocked rest stops with clean, modern restrooms and friendly volunteers. Many valuable door prizes! T-shirts guaranteed if registered by 9/7/18. No mass start; start any time between sunrise and 9 am from the Inverness Trailhead, 315 Apopka Ave.
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Info: https://www.rttwst.org/annual-ride-registration-form.php
Last update 2018-06-17 Ride ID 2253 posted by Rails To Trails Of The Withlacoochee Inc. (403)
 
October 12-14
Venice FL
Southern Tandem Rally Venice 2018
This tandem bicycle event includes three days of supported rides with maps, cue sheets, road marking and optional GPS. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Ice cream social on Friday night, full Bar-B-Que lunch on Saturday, and a gourmet banquet on Saturday night are all included in the price as well as t-shirts and other great swag. This is a break-even not-for-profit event. The host hotel is the Venezia Ramada Hotel in Venice, FL although local residents can attend without staying at the hotel and there is camping available at nearby Oscar Scherer State Park. The hotel is offering a special price of $99/night including a full hot breakfast. The rally is limited to the first 120 tandem teams to sign up by Sept.12, 2018. The hotel will offer extended stays before and after the event at the block price.
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Info: http://www.southerntandemrally.com
Register: https://www.imathlete.com/#/legacy?url=%2Fevents%2FEventReg%2FEventReg_SelectType.aspx%3FfEID%3D69051%26fNew%3D1%26fsource%3DMain
Last update 2018-06-19 Ride ID 2667 posted by Southern Tandem Rally (598)
 
October 13 (Sat)
Tallahassee FL
35th Annual Spaghetti 100
The 35th Annual Spaghetti 100 starts at the Miccosukee Community Center outside of Tallahassee and rides into the scenic back country of North Florida and South Georgia. The road routes take riders through historic Thomasville and Boston in Georgia and then through Monticello in Florida. The dirt routes are non-technical, following the beautiful canopied clay roads through the heart of classic Red Hills plantation country. Routes Available: 100 Mile Paved, 65 Mile Paved and 35 mile paved and 65 mile Dirt and 40 Mile Dirt.
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Info: http://www.cccyclists.org/spaghetti100
Last update 2018-05-09 Ride ID 2530 posted by Capital City Cyclists (567)
 
October 13 (Sat)
Gainesville FL
Pink Pumpkin Pedal-Off
Join us for the Pink Pumpkin Pedal-Off--a charity bike ride to raise money to support research at the University of Florida on treatment-resistant breast cancers. Choose one of three scenic routes: 22-, 40- or 64-miles (metric century). Honor a loved one affected by breast cancer by ordering a personalized pink ribbon to wear during the ride. Compete for great prizes by raising money to support this critical research!
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Info: http://gccfla.org/pppo/
Last update 2018-04-17 Ride ID 2661 posted by Gainesville Cycling Club (2)
 
October 13 (Sat)
Montgomery AL
Glassner Autumn Challenge
The 2018 Glassner Autumn Challenge presented by Max Credit Union will be held Saturday, October 13, 2018. The ride supports Montgomery Bike Club Cycling Safety Classes, Cycling Awareness Activities, and Bike Month. Pick from your choice of five routes: Nutty Nifty Nines (18 miles), Smell the Roses (30 miles), the Fabulous Fives (55.5 miles), the Mad Metric Century (64 miles), or the Courageous Century (103 miles). We have updated the routes again for 2017 taking out the 3 miles of chipseal that was so disliked and rerouting the 55, 64, and 103 mile routes onto regular pavement. Do you want to experience RADICAL SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY and FUN? The club members of the Montgomery Bicycle Club understand that no one understands the need of a cyclist better than your fellow cyclists. Club members proudly serve as your volunteers for the day to ensure your needs are met!
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Info: http://www.mgmbikeclub.org/Glassner
Register: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eem3322x68496780&llr=ncsf5wjab
Last update 2018-03-06 Ride ID 2539 posted by Alabama Backroads Century Series (268)
 
October 14 (Sun)
Brooksville FL
Inaugural Good Neighbor Trail Bike Ride
20/38/64 miles. Registration opens at 7am at the Historic Railroad Depot. No mass start, everyone at their own pace and distance. 1st annual Good Neighbor Trail Ride to commemorate completion of the eastern leg of the GNT. All routes are on the GNT & WST trails through Hernando, Citrus and Pasco counties. Continental breakfast, four rest stops and lunch at the famous Coney Island, home of the foot long hotdog! Registration includes Tee Shirt. For further info call 360-359-0568 (Mike)
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Info: http://www.gntbikeride.com
Register: http://www.caamevents.com/event/good-neighbor-trail-bike-ride/?instance_id=1792
Last update 2018-06-21 Ride ID 2668 posted by Brooksville Main Street (582)
 
October 20 (Sat)
Gainesville FL
26th Annual Orthopaedic Institute Santa Fe Century
A tour through the lush forest and pasture land north of Gainesville up through the Santa Fe River valley. Rides start at 8:30 am from the North West Boys and Girls Club at 2700 NW 51st Street in Gainesville. Enjoy a 103, 68, 55, 32, or 18 mile road ride, or a 65 mile Gravel Challenge, with well stocked rest stops.
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Info: http://gccfla.org/gcf/
Last update 2018-01-27 Ride ID 2636 posted by Gainesville Cycling Club (2)
 
October 20-21
Gainesville FL
Gainesville Cycling Festival
Two centuries in two days! (Or enjoy the shorter options for a weekend of bicycle touring.) See details in the listings for the Santa Fe Century and Horse Farm Hundred. Full info is available on the web site.
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Info: http://gccfla.org/gcf/
Last update 2018-01-27 Ride ID 2637 posted by Gainesville Cycling Club (2)
 
October 21 (Sun)
Lake Mary FL
Champions Ride for Charities
The Champions Ride for Charities on October 21, 2018 is a phenomenal opportunity to ride alongside fellow cyclists and support worthy local charities in Seminole County. This is a ride, not a race, which means all levels of cyclists from occasional riders to seasoned cyclists are welcome to participate. Four routes are available to accommodate our champions: 10-miles, 36-miles, 66-miles, and 103-miles. The ride begins and ends on the beautiful campus of AAA National Office in Heathrow, FL. Our focus is to donate all proceeds of this ride to benefit local charities in Seminole County. The beneficiaries are the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida, Seminole County Branches, The Sharing Center and other charities supported by the first responders of Seminole County and Lake Mary Law Enforcement Officers, and Fire and Rescue Personnel.
Info: http://www.caamevents.com/event/champions-ride-for-charities/
Register: https://raceroster.com/events/2018/15335/champions-ride-for-charities
Last update 2018-01-02 Ride ID 2622 posted by Caam Events (565)
 
October 21 (Sun)
Gainesville FL
38th Annual Horse Farm Hundred
The Gainesville Cycling Club′s tour through the picturesque horse farms of northern Marion County. We have the best stocked rest stops in Florida! The 102 mile ride (and a 57 mile option that doesn′t get into horse farm territory) starts at 8:30 am at the First Magnitude Brewing Company. Bagels and muffins will be available before the start.
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Info: http://gccfla.org/gcf/
Last update 2018-01-27 Ride ID 2638 posted by Gainesville Cycling Club (2)
 
October 21 (Sun)
Flemington FL
Horse Farm Tours
The Horse Farm Tours start in Flemington on CR 329 (Interstate 75 CR 318 exit). Registration will be open till 9 am. If you want to start with a group, we′ll send you off at 8:30 am. Otherwise, you can start whenever you wish. With 25, 30, and 45 mile routes to choose from, there should be a distance to satisfy everyone in the family. The terrain that you will encounter as you wind through the horse farms is rolling. If you are from the coast, it will be a different challenge than just riding over the odd canal bridge. But many of you will want to make frequent stops to take in the scenery, and perhaps have a conversation with a horse.
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Info: http://gccfla.org/gcf/
Last update 2018-01-27 Ride ID 2639 posted by Gainesville Cycling Club (2)
 
October 26-28
Lutz FL
Team C2C Cross Florida Ride
Our annual, three-day ride across the state of Florida. Ride literally from the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico. This is a fully supported, group ride, not a race. Online registration opens August 1 (sells out quickly). For more info go to www.teamc2c.org or email kevin@c2cbikeride.com
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Info: http://c2cbikeride.com/
Last update 2018-01-23 Ride ID 2635 posted by Team Coast To Coast (571)
 
October 27 (Sat)
Talladega AL
Children′s Home Challenge
Route Options: 5 miles, 34 miles, 69 miles (Metric Century + 7 miles), 100 Mile Century Ride. The Children?s Home Challenge is being held to raise funds to support the ministries provided to homeless children & families at the Presbyterian Home for Children. Alabama ranks worst in the nation for child homelessness. 100% of your registration fee will be used to fund our programs for homeless children and families. All levels of riders are welcome! The ride features a short, family-friendly route of just a few miles all the way up to a 100 mile century ride for the serious cyclists. Come enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Talladega County countryside, tree-lined roads, and just enough rollers to keep it fun. Cyclists on all routes will be supported every mile of the way with mechanical and SAG support.
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Info: http://www.phfc.org/
Register: https://www.bikereg.com/childrens-home-challenge
Last update 2018-03-06 Ride ID 2650 posted by Alabama Backroads Century Series (268)
 

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October 2017 Archive

October 1 (Sun)
Deland FL
CF Cycle For Life
100/65/28 - Get your wheels in motion and join us on Sunday, October 1, 2017 for our 7th annual bike tour as we ride through beautiful Lake Helen and along the wide open roads of Volusia County. CF Cycle for Life is a fully-supported ride with route options of 28, 65 & 100 Miles miles. From breakfast to our cycle post party you can enjoy fully stocked rest stops every 10-12 miles (6 total on 100), bike mechanics for bicycle maintenance and repair, ride marshals to cheer you along the way and plenty of support vehicles to help you complete the ride. This unique event empowers participants to take action and demonstrate their fight in finding a cure for cystic fibrosis in a tangible, emotional and powerful way.
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Info: http://fightcf.cff.org/site/TR?fr_id=5902&pg=entry
Last update 2017-07-06 Ride ID 2366 posted by Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Central Florida (469)
 
October 1 (Sun)
Inverness FL
Rails To Trails Bike Ride on the Withlacoochee State Trail POSTPONED
CANCELLED
Extensive damage from Hurricane Irma is forcing us to delay the Annual Rails to Trails Bike Ride on the Withlacoochee State Trail. No matter how hard we work, the trail will not be safe for at least several weeks. The event is canceled for October 1, but will be rescheduled very soon (it just takes time to make sure we pick a date that works!) If you are already registered, you will receive an email regarding this and your options for riding or receiving a refund. Please know that volunteers and DEP staff are working daily to remove the hundreds of trees that are down on the trail, and to repair the damage falling trees did to the asphalt. The Withlacoochee State Trail is CLOSED to all users until further notice. Original information: October 1, 2017 (Sunday) Rails To Trails of the Withlacoochee 23rd Annual Bike Ride,14-100 miles. Registration online after June 15 or ride day 7-9am at the Inverness Trailhead, 315 Apopka Ave. Inverness, FL. 34450. T-shirt guaranteed if registered before Sept.11th. Breakfast plus 5 SAG stops along paved 46 miles of Withlacoochee State Trail. Modern restrooms. Catered lunch in Inverness. Century/metric century ride medals & certificates. Bikes plus door prizes. $35 adults, $15 kids 12 and under. See website for Ride Application. http://www.rttwst.org/ WILL BE RESCHEDULED SOON!
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Info: http://www.rttwst.org
Last update 2017-09-14 Ride ID 2604 posted by Rails To Trails Of The Withlacoochee Inc. (403)
 
October 15 (Sun)
Rutledge GA
Camp Twin Lakes Spin For Kids
Spin For Kids is Camp Twin Lakes′ annual fundraising bike ride that helps provide life-changing camp experiences for children with serious illnesses, disabilities, or other life challenges. On October 15th at Camp Twin Lakes ? Rutledge, our riders? fundraising efforts culminate in a fun and fulfilling ride that winds through the scenic backroads of beautiful Morgan County, Georgia. Spin For Kids offers multiple routes for riders of all skill levels. Participants can choose from six scenic road routes: 5, 15, 27, 47, 62 or 100 miles. Along each route, riders enjoy delicious homemade goodies and local fare at our rest stops, while our dedicated team of first aid, route marshals, and bike technicians keeps riders safe. Riders with young children can register their children to participate in our complimentary Day Camp while their parents are out riding. After crossing the finish line, riders join family and friends in a celebration of their accomplishments including delicious food, beer, live music and a chance to explore Camp. After all, 100% of the funds raised by Spin For Kids riders help Camp Twin Lakes provide life-changing experiences for our campers, and that?s something to celebrate! Over the past 11 years, Spin For Kids has raised over $3 million and sent more than 6,000 kids to camp. Join us as we celebrate 12 years of changing gears to change lives!
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Info: http://www.spinforkids.org
Last update 2017-07-12 Ride ID 2597 posted by Camp Twin Lakes (188)
 
October 21 (Sat)
Savannah GA
Patrick′s Ride
Patrick′s Ride was founded by the late Patrick Booton and raises money to benefit children and families with cancer at the Dwaine and Cynthia Willett Children?s Hospital and the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial University Medical Center. On Saturday, October 21, 0217, join a team of riders who have accepted the challenge to rude from the Anderson Cancer Institute in Savannah to Augusta in a day. (140 miles plus). To register or donate please go to the links below. Contact Robyn Rotunda at 912-350-8992 or at the email below with questions.
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Info: http://www.patricksride.com
Last update 2017-06-06 Ride ID 2594 posted by Memorial Health Foundation (576)
 
October 22 (Sun)
North Port FL
Tour de North Port - It′s The Green Pumpkin!
A great scenic ride that showcases the beautiful Florida pine flatwood areas of North Port and the parks that border the Myakkahatchee Creek! 15, 35, or 65 miles. $40 online registration fee includes catered breakfast and freshly prepared lunch,desserts, mobile SAG support,rest stops with homemade snacks. A free ride t-shirt,"got shade?" sunglasses, and a goodie bag is guaranteed to the first 350 to register by Oct. 1. Registrations can be done online up through Oct.20 (www.peoplefortrees.com) Breakfast/check-in/on-site registration($45)for all rides begins at 7AM. Group starts begin at 8AM. More information at www.peoplefortrees.com. Proceeds benefit People for Trees, Inc.a 501 c(3) non-profit Florida native tree advocacy group.
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Info: http://www.peoplefortrees.com/tourevent1_17.php
Last update 2017-07-28 Ride ID 2600 posted by People For Trees Inc. (205)
 
October 27-29
Tampa FL
Fall Team C2C Cross Florida Bike Ride
October 27-29, 2017. Our annual, three-day ride across the state of Florida. Ride literally from the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico. This is a fully supported, group ride, not a race. Online registration opens August 1, 2017 (sells out quickly). For more info go to www.teamc2c.org or email kevin@c2cbikeride.com
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Info: http://teamc2c.org
Last update 2017-03-19 Ride ID 2573 posted by Team Coast To Coast (571)
 

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