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March 1-2
Miami FL
Bike MS: Breakaway to Key Largo
50/75/100/125/150/175 miles. FIU Stadium to Key Largo and back! Registration $20 until 01/13/14. $40 after. Fundraising minimum: $350. Fully-supported: SAG, police, mechanics, medical, rest stops every 8-10 miles. Amenities: 5 meals, Saturday night pool party, camping (if not hoteling it), hotel shuttles, and fundraising awards. Riders of all skill levels are welcome. Bike MS is both a weekend-long and lifelong opportunity to make a difference in your own life, and in the lives of people living with multiple sclerosis. Join us! Register today at www.msbikeflorida.org or call 954-731-4224.
WWW: http://www.msbikeflorida.org
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Last update 2013-11-27 Ride ID 1961 posted by National Multiple Sclerosis Society (425)
 
March 1 (Sat)
Bartow FL
Bloomin Bike Ride Road Tour
17/35/64 miles. Registration opens at 7 am at Fort Blount Park, Broadway and Main Street. Mass start at 8 am. Road tour through scenic south Polk County with well stocked rest stops, marked route and SAG service, t-shirts, picnic lunch at the end of the ride. For more info email, Trish at LillyCat36@aol.com or call 863/640-1024 Can register at Active.com - Bloomin Bike Ride. Hope to see you there!
WWW: http://www.bartowcyclingevents.com
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Last update 2014-01-19 Ride ID 2013 posted by Main Street Bartow Inc. (169)
 
March 1 (Sat)
Lake Park GA
2014 Azalea Century Ride
100/77/29 miles. Registration will open at 7 am at the South Lowndes Recreation Complex, mass start at 8 am. Ride and enjoy the beautiful scenic routes and weather of South Georgia and North Florida. There will be stocked rest stops, t-shirts and lunch for participants. Ride starts from South Lowndes Recreation Complex, 6440 Ocean Pond Avenue Lake Park, GA 31636.
WWW: http://www.vlpra.com/
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Last update 2014-01-01 Ride ID 1995 posted by Valdosta-Lowndes Parks And Recreation Authority (387)
 
March 2 (Sun)
Sarasota FL
Pedal For Pups "Ride to the Rescue" benefiting Honor Animal Sanctuary
Pedal for Pups is a charity ride in support of Nate′s Honor Animal Rescue. It will take place Sunday, March 2nd 2014. The ride consist of 70,40,20 mile routes as well as a kids and family route. The ride will have full SAG support and fully stocked rest stops. After the ride we will have live music, BBQ and free beer for all riders! Please come out and join us and help support this amazing cause you can register at http://goo.gl/ytzPxA.
WWW: https://www.facebook.com/pedalforpups
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Last update 2014-02-01 Ride ID 2021 posted by Pedal For Pups (436)
 
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March 7-9
Chiefland FL
Chiefland Spring Bicycle Bike/Tour
Come join us for the Chiefland Spring Bicycle Ride/Tour! Three fun-filled days riding on Florida’s Gulf Coast Trails. All rides start in Chiefland. Choose from several options to these destinations - Trenton, Cross City, Cedar Key and Horse Shoe Beach. Phone: (727) 457-6994.
WWW: http://www.chieflandbicyclefest.com
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Last update 2013-06-03 Ride ID 1857 posted by Gulf Coast Events And Tours (78)
 
March 10 (Mon)
Boca Raton FL
Tour of Boca
RESCHEDULED from March 13, 2011
Come join the fun with the 2013-2014 Tour of Boca rides, sponsored by the Boca Raton Bike Club and the City of Boca Raton and recreational services. Tour beautiful Boca Raton with a 15 mile, easy-paced, police escorted bicycle ride beginning at Patch Reef Park, 2000 NW 51st St/Yamato Rd. (just west of Military trail). Registration: 12:30PM; Ride starts: 1:00 pm; Registration fee $2.00. There is a rest stop for refreshments midway through the ride. Promote safe cycling while spending a pleasant afternoon with family and friends. Children must be at least 10 years old and must be accompanied by an adult if under 14. No baby seats. All riders are required to wear helmets. A limited number will be provided. For those who are unable to complete the ride we also supply a SAG wagon( support vehicle). For more information, call Call 561 391 6109 or visit http://www.bocabikeclub.org/.
WWW: http://www.bocabikeclub.org
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Last update 2013-06-03 Ride ID 1856 posted by Boca Raton Bicycle Club Inc. (116)
 
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March 10-14
Cross City FL
Gulf Coast Highlight Tour
Tour package consists of 5 days and four nights; cycling on Florida′s beautiful Gulf Coast, other attractions include a visit to Historic Yulee Sugar Mill, see the Mermaids perform at Weeki Watchee Springs, and see the Manatees at Crystal River.
WWW: http://www.gulfcoasteventstours.com/
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Last update 2013-06-03 Ride ID 1861 posted by Gulf Coast Events And Tours (78)
 
March 15 (Sat)
Dunedin FL
Ride 4 the Animals 2014
Ride4theAnimals- to Benefit the Suncoast Animal League Join us as we Ride 4 the Animals. Enjoy a day of fun; and if you want, challenge yourself to “ride with the big dogs” for a metric Century along the Gulf Beaches. You can also ride at a more leisurely pace, or enjoy one of two other shorter routes. Whatever you choose, come and . . .Ride 4 the Animals! Event will begin at Highlander Park and end at Highlander Park at the Mutt March Event. There will be well stocked Rest stops and a SAG driver along the route. After the ride stay and enjoy the Mutt March Event - you will receive a free beverage from the beer truck and complimentary lunch item at our veggie booth. Other food will be available for purchase from vendors. Fun Raffle prizes! T-shirts for all who pre-register. Support the dogs and cats in need! The shelter animals thank you...with a big wag of their tail and a gentle purr. Sign up today for this EARLY BIRD PRICING!
WWW: http://www.Ride4theAnimals.com
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Last update 2013-10-01 Ride ID 1935 posted by Ridetheanimals-Suncoast Animal League (140)
 
March 15 (Sat)
The Villages FL
We Bike For Kids-The Villages
Rides will include well-stocked rest stops, marked routes, and SAG mechanical and first aid support. Light breakfast, lunch, goody bag, DJ, a free raffle ticket for great prizes, and for the first 300 riders, there will be a commemorative t-shirt. Join us for a day of fun at the beautiful Villages, Florida′s Friendliest Home Town. The ride will benefit two non-profit organizations: Project Legacy, www.projectlegacy.net, and the Sumter County Youth Center. Both organizations address the needs of children in our tri-county area. $30 pre-registration on Active.com or by mail to Project Legacy, 106 S. Old Dixie Hwy, Lady Lake, FL 32159. $35 on-site registration on ride day. For further information, contact Wally Kurz, Ride Director, at wek5048@yahoo.com.
WWW: http://www.webikeforkids.com/
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Last update 2013-10-20 Ride ID 1940 posted by The Village Bicycle Club (267)
 
March 15 (Sat)
Screven GA
The Southern Pride Ag Ride
Options: 23, 48, 62 and 100 miles. There is a 9.3 mile family route for riders with young children available by request only. The century rides include mostly flat terrain but there are some rolling hills as the route travels closer to the Altamaha River. Routes will be flattop country roads traveling past cultivated farmlands in Wayne and Appling Counties. For more information, contact Jimmy at 912-424-0805.
WWW: http://www.sparide.com
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Last update 2014-02-25 Ride ID 2037 posted by Wayne County Board Of Tourism (143)
 
March 16 (Sun)
Fort Myers FL
Sixteenth Annual Royal Palm Classic
62/30/15 mile marked routes. Registration opens at 7:00 a.m. at Buckingham Park, 9800 Buckingham Rd near I-75 exit 136. 62 mile ride starts at 8:00 a.m.. Rest stops, SAG, lunch. Caloosa Riders.
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Last update 2013-09-17 Ride ID 1924 posted by Caloosa Riders (158)
 
March 16 (Sun)
Dade City FL
Central Florida Gran Fondo
RESCHEDULED from March 17, 2013
100/60/30 miles. (Packet pick up on Saturday to avoid the race day morning rush)Saturday 3/15/14 from 2:00PM to 5:00PM Kafe Kokopelli 37940 Live Oak Ave Dade City FL 33523. Sunday 3/16/14 From 5:30AM to 7:00AM Beef ′O′ Brady′s 14136 7th St. Dade City, FL 33525 (at location of start). The event starts and finishes on “College Hill” and follows, in part, the proposed Olympic road race course that was part of Tampa’s bid to host the Summer Olympic Games. It travels along rural rolling hills, past horse farms and crystal clear springs. Briefly going through Withlacoochee State Forest and the hills surrounding Brooksville, Florida. At the 87 miles mark you will enter a piece of US cycling history along Darby road, once home to the famous Darby Road Race that has seen the likes of Tour De France winner Lauren Figon. This area is and has been the winter training site of some of the top triathletes in the world including members of the TIMEX team and the hometown former US National Cycling team members Josh Thornton and Derek Wilkerson.
WWW: http://gfncs.com
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Last update 2014-01-06 Ride ID 2000 posted by Gran Fondo National Championship Series (379)
 
March 22-28
Palatka Daytona Beach St. Augustine FL
Bike Florida 2014 BF20 Magical History Tour
Tour Summary BF20 is a fully supported week-long mass tour that starts and ends in Palatka, FL. The tour consists of 4 layover days and 3 travel days. The Host cities for our layover days are Palatka, Daytona Beach and St Augustine. More than just great riding BF20 includes nightly celebrations and guest speakers. 2014 is Bike Florida’s 20th Anniversary and we plan to celebrate in style at the Fountain of Youth in St. Augustine, America’s oldest city.
WWW: http://www.bikeflorida.org
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Last update 2013-12-10 Ride ID 1967 posted by Bike Florida (296)
 
March 22 (Sat)
Palm Coast FL
2nd Annual World Down Syndrome Day Bike Ride
100/63/20/10 mile routes. Registration opens at 7 AM at European Village. Mass start at 8:00; shorter routes have later start time. Ride along the ocean and down the beautiful byways of picturesque Flagler County. Well-stocked rest stops. Marked route with SAG service. $30 registration fee includes t-shirt, snacks and catered lunch by Mezzaluna′s, one of Flagler County′s premier restaurants. Sponsored by the Funcoast Down Syndrome Association. All proceeds used to provide recreational and educational programs for individuals with special needs.
WWW: http://www.funcoastdownsyndrome.com
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Last update 2014-02-01 Ride ID 2020 posted by Funcoast Down Syndrome Association (441)
 
March 22 (Sat)
Oviedo FL
3 Feet Please Awareness Ride
RESCHEDULED from February 22, 2014
20/40/60 mile routes. Come join the First of many 3 Feet Please Awareness Rides. This ride is dedicated to all cyclists, as we help build Awareness for a safe passing zone between Motor Vehicles and Cyclists. Funds raised will help us build more awareness with DOT Traffic Signs and other awareness tools for National and local areas. Rest Stop, Bike SAG, Expo and prizes. All participants will Receive a Cool Dry Tee and Lunch from the Food Court so it will be fresh warm and your choice. Ride is a mass start at 8:00am so please arrive early. Start/Finish is from the Oviedo Mall at 1700 Oviedo Mall Blvd. Oviedo, FL 32765.
WWW: http://sportrecon.com/2014/3FP1OviedoFL
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Last update 2014-02-08 Ride ID 2027 posted by Feet Please (432)
 
March 23 (Sun)
Palm City FL
3rd Annual Riding for Heroes
Treasure Coast Cycling Association (TCCA) is pleased to present the 3rd Annual Riding for Heroes to benefit the LCpl Justin J. Wilson Memorial Foundation, Inc. Cyclists may select from (4) ride lengths of approx. 40, 60, 80, or 105 miles. All rides depart from LCpl Justin J. Wilson Park, 2050 SW Mapp Road, Palm City, FL 34990, starting with the 80 and 105 mile rides at 7:30AM, followed by the 60 mile ride at 8:15AM, and 40 mile ride at 9AM. The awesome 105 mile route takes cyclists west through the picturesque farmlands, ranchettes, undisturbed woods, and wetlands of western Martin County till reaching the northeastern shores of Lake Okeechobee. At this point, cyclists proceed north through the City of Okeechobee until arriving at the Okie-Tantie Campground & Marina Rest Stop at mouth of the Kissimmee River. From here, cyclists begin their return trip south atop the Herbert Hoover Dike along the paved section of the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (LOST) until reaching Port Mayaca. Upon reaching Port Mayaca, cyclists will exit the trail, turn northeast, and pass through historic Indiantown before returning to LCpl Justin J. Wilson Park. An awesome post ride lunch will be served, along with several fun events scheduled for the entire family. On-site registration/check-in opens at 6:30AM. Advanced $35 preregistration with guaranteed event T-shirt thru 3/9/14, regular $40 preregistration thru 3/22/14, with $45 day of event registration. 105 mile and 80 mile rides depart at 7:30AM, followed by 60 mile at 8:15AM, and 40 miler at 9:00AM. Fully SAG supported with well stocked Rest Stops and marked routes. Registration and/or Packet Pick-up available Saturday, March 22nd, 3-6PM at Vine & Barley Palm City, ′A Wine Tasting & Craft Beer Lounge′, 2951 SW High Meadows Ave., Palm City, Fl 34990 772-781-1717. The Clarion Inn, 1200 South Federal Highway, Stuart, FL 34994 is the host hotel, with a special event rate of $65 plus tax for participants and their families. Contact them directly at 772-287-6900. See event website for preregistration options, route maps, and other details.
WWW: http://www.justinswings.org/
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Last update 2014-03-04 Ride ID 2042 posted by Treasure Coast Cycling Association (231)
 
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March 25-28
Brunswick GA
Island Hopper Trail Eco-Cycling Tour
Keep your New Year’s resolution to cycle more in 2014! This 4-day/3-night event will be a ride to remember! Participants on the ISLAND HOPPER TRAIL ECO-CYCLING TOUR, will bike over 100 miles while seeing first hand, three of Georgia’s barrier islands: Jekyll, St. Simons and Sapelo. These islands are backed by wide salt marshes and maritime forest cut through with tidal creeks, inlets, rivers and the Intra-coastal Waterway. Cyclists will visit wildlife research areas, pristine beaches, historic sites and towns and prestigious coastal resorts. Cyclists will begin and end the ride from Liberty Ship Park, Brunswick, GA. All accommodation and meals are included as well as speakers and site entry fees. The ride is limited to 25 cyclists so REGISTER TODAY! REGISTRATION DEADLINE: January 17, 2014.
WWW: http://coastalgeorgiagreenway.org/events/island-hopper-trail-eco-cycling-tour-mar-25-28-2014
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Last update 2014-01-03 Ride ID 1999 posted by Coastal Georgia Greenway Inc. (431)
 
March 29 (Sat)
Umatilla FL
Sportsfest Jam 2014 Centurion
The Sportsfest Jam 2014 is..... "Florida′s Most Beautiful Bike Ride". A 100 mile Centurion and 50 mile mark bailout takes cyclists on roadways deep into the Ocala National Forest. The majority of the route has an apron to ride. The ride begins and ends at the new North Lake County Park. There are several well stocked rest stops, seasoned SAG crews. After the ride stick around the park for great refreshments and LIVE Music! Visit www.umatillachamber.org for all the info! Proceeds benefit local youth groups. This event is a fundraiser.
WWW: http://www.umatillachamber.org
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Last update 2014-02-24 Ride ID 2035 posted by Umatilla Chamber Commerce (446)
 
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March 30 (Sun)
Sarasota FL
Southwest Florida Tour de Cure
10/35/62/100 miles. Registration fee $15. The Tour is a ride, not a race, with routes designed for everyone from the occasional rider to the experienced cyclist. Opening Ceremony before tour begins. Red Riders lead the tour along well-marked roads with full rest stops offering drinks and snacks. SAG cars and motorcycles monitor roads for safety. Bike mechanics available for any equipment needs. Start Location: Lakewood Ranch Main Street, Event Manager: Melissa Parsons- (813)885-5007 ext. 3358 - mparsons@diabetes.org
WWW: http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR/TourdeCure/TourAdmin?pg=entry&fr_id=9291
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Last update 2013-07-10 Ride ID 1874 posted by American Diabetes Association (405)
 
March 30 (Sun)
Lakewood Ranch FL
Tour de Cure Southwest Florida
Tour de Cure is the American Diabetes Association’s signature cycling and the largest cycling event for diabetes in the country! Tour de Cure is held in over 80-cities nationwide. The Tour de Cure is about changing the future of diabetes. Diabetes is America’s fastest growing disease and affects over 26 million Americans. We are making a difference right here in Southwest Florida! Tour de Cure is an inspirational and exciting event, not only for the experienced cyclist, but also for employees, friends and families who desire to make a difference in their local community. With several different cycling routes available, it’s a great event for groups both large and small to ride their bikes towards a cure for diabetes! Our 2014 event will offer routes including 10, 35, 62 & 100 miles. All routes are fully supported. We will celebrate with lunch and live music on Main Street following your ride! You are welcome to start a team or join Team Red! Thank you for helping change the future of diabetes!!!
WWW: http://diabetes.org/swfloridatour
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Last update 2013-09-10 Ride ID 1918 posted by American Diabetes Association (415)
 
March 30 (Sun)
West Palm Beach FL
7th Annual Pedal for PAL Cycling Tour
$40 early, $50 day of*: 34/62/100 miles. Day of registration opens at 6:30 am at The Dreyfoos School of the Arts, 501 S. Sapodilla Ave. West Palm Beach FL, with a mass start at 7:30 am. Ride along beautiful Flagler Drive, A1A, and along the ocean on your way to the 34/62/100 mile turn arounds. There will be several well stocked rest stops, a well marked route with SAG service, dry towels, and a tasty lunch at the end of the ride. On-line registration will end Thursday March 27, 2014 at midnight. *Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be considered "day of ride" for pricing, so register early to save money! Proceeds go towards the Palm Beach County PAL Program. Call Kevin at 561-644-9278 for more details.
WWW: http://www.pbso.org/pal
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Last update 2013-12-05 Ride ID 1966 posted by Valor Sports Llc (190)
 

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