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March 2016

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March 6 (Sun)
Estero FL
5th Annual Cycling for Fallen Heroes
The annual Cycling for Fallen Heroes benefits the Brotherhood Ride. Includes: Power breakfast, lunch, fully supported SAG stops, (first 200 riders to pre-register are guaranteed an event t-shirt). There will be 62, 42, 28 and 10 mile rides that start and finish at Trek Estero (Coconut Point Mall). Registration opens at 6:30 am. The lunch buffet will open at 11:00 a.m. for all registered riders and registered guests. Lots of raffle items, be sure to bring extra cash for raffle tickets. Raffle drawing at 12:30 p.m.
WWW: https://www.facebook.com/events/1548518662137790/
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Last update 2016-01-17 Ride ID 2403 posted by Brotherhood Ride (430)
 
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March 11-13
Chiefland FL
Chiefland Bicycle Ride
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 2015-10-12 Ride ID 2361 posted by Gulf Coast Events And Tours (78)
 
March 12 (Sat)
Dunedin FL
Ride 4 the Animals 2016
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 Madness Event. There will be well stocked Rest stops and a SAG driver along the route. After the ride stay and enjoy the Mutt Madness 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! http://www.Ride4theAnimals.com
WWW: http://www.Ride4theAnimals.com
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Last update 2016-01-13 Ride ID 2399 posted by Ridetheanimals-Suncoast Animal League (140)
 
March 13 (Sun)
Everglades City FL
2016 Annual Everglades Bike Ride
62 or 16 mile on road: Opportunity to customize the distance of your ride available; 27-mile off-road: A combination of paved and gravel roads, this route goes through the beautiful and wild Janes Scenic Drive in Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park. Registration opens at 7:30 am at McLeod Park in historic Everglades City. Marked route with SAG-support, continental breakfast, snacks and lunch. ALSO included, a visit to the historic Smallwood Store & Museum in Chokoloskee. Register before March 4 and receive a discount. For more information, call (239) 695-2397 or visit www.caamevents.com/event/everglades-ride/.
WWW: http://www.caamevents.com/event/everglades-ride/
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Last update 2015-10-05 Ride ID 2347 posted by Friends Of The River Of Grass Greenway (527)
 
March 13 (Sun)
West Palm Beach FL
8th Annual Pedal for PAL Bike Tour (p/b Valor Cycling Club)
Join riders from all over South Florida as they ride to benefit the Police Athletic League (PAL) of Palm Beach County, FL. With ride distances of 31/62/100 miles, there will be a course route for every rider level. "Day of" registration opens at 6:00 am at The Dreyfoos School of the Arts, 501 S. Sapodilla Ave. West Palm Beach FL, with a structured start at 7:30 am. Ride along beautiful Flagler Drive, A1A, and along the ocean on your way to the 31/62/100 mile turn arounds. There will be a police motorcycle escort to lead out the riders from DSOA. 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 is open now at Active.com. Call Kevin at 561-644-9278 for more details.
WWW: http://www.pbso.org/pal
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Last update 2015-11-25 Ride ID 2376 posted by Valor Sports Llc (190)
 
March 13 (Sun)
Fort Myers FL
Eighteenth Annual Royal Palm Classic
Rides of 15, 40, 62 and 80 miles. Pre-register at our website, or register the day of the event. The ride starts at Ft. Myers Brewing Company. Lunch and a t-shirt are included as part of the full registration (T-shirt included only for registrations BEFORE Feb 21st 2016.) Non-riders may purchase a meal. Proceeds to benefit Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida.
WWW: http://royalpalmclassic.org
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Last update 2015-12-27 Ride ID 2388 posted by Caloosa Riders (158)
 
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March 14-18
Cross City FL
gulfcoasteventstours.com
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 2015-10-12 Ride ID 2356 posted by Gulf Coast Events And Tours (78)
 
March 19 (Sat)
Palm Coast FL
Up With Down Charity Bike Ride
The Up With Down Bike Ride was created as an annual event by cyclists for cyclists to promote World Down Syndrome Day. Three routes?20 mile, 60 mile and 100 mile?highlight the scenic byways of Flagler and Volusia County. Pass ocean and marsh vistas, ride through Flagler Beach, one of Florida′s last true beach towns, bike the famous Loop with its National Scenic Drive designation. Lunch follows catered by Mezzaluna′s, one of Flagler County′s most popular restaurants. Scheduled rest stops and SAG vehicle provided. All proceeds will be used to establish an enrichment center for disabled children and adults. To register, go to http://raceroster.com/events/2016/6677/up-with-down-bike-ride.
WWW: http://funcoastdownsyndrome.com
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Last update 2016-01-10 Ride ID 2396 posted by Fun Coast Down Syndrome Association (537)
 
March 20 (Sun)
Palm City FL
5th Annual Riding for Heroes
Treasure Coast Cycling Association (TCCA) is pleased to present the 5th Annual Riding for Heroes to benefit the LCpl Justin J. Wilson Memorial Foundation, Inc. Cyclists may select from (4) ride lengths of approx. 40, 56, 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 56 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 $45 preregistration thru 3/12/16, regular $50 preregistration thru 3/19/16, guaranteed event T-shirt for first 200 registered, $60 (cash or check only) day of event registration. Register online at www.reaceroster.com Fully SAG supported with well stocked Rest Stops and marked routes. Registration and/or Packet Pick-up available Saturday, March 19th, 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 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 2016-02-09 Ride ID 2418 posted by Treasure Coast Cycling Association (231)
 

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March 7-8
Miami FL
Bike MS: Breakaway to Key Largo
50/75/100/125/150/175 miles. FIU Stadium to Key Largo and back! Registration fees will range from $20 to $40. 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! Registration opening soon at www.msbikeflorida.org. Questions? Call 954-731-4224 or email us at fls_msbike@nmss.org.
WWW: http://www.msbikeflorida.org
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Last update 2014-04-23 Ride ID 2060 posted by National Multiple Sclerosis Society (425)
 
March 7 (Sat)
Lake Park GA
VLPRA′s Smoothie King Century Ride
100/63/26 miles. Advanced Registration suggested at www.vlpra.com On site registration accepted starting at 7AM; mass start at 8:00 AM. Ride through beautiful rural South Georgia and North Florida. Stocked rest stops, marked route with SAG service. T-shirts, pasta lunch, and treats from Smoothie King at the end of the ride. Also a 1-mile ride/Kids Zone available for children ages 5-15. No fee for kids, just a food donation for Hungry at Home (www.hungryathome.org) 6440 Ocean Pond Ave. Lake Park, GA 31636 Questions? Call Jessica @ 229-259-3507
WWW: https://secure.rec1.com/GA/valdosta-lowndes/Special-Events/3210c
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Last update 2015-02-05 Ride ID 2221 posted by Vlpra (Valdosta-Lowndes Parks Rec Authority) (492)
 
March 8 (Sun)
Boca Raton FL
Tour of Boca
RESCHEDULED from March 13, 2011
Come join the fun with the 2014-2015 Tour of Boca rides, sponsored by the Boca Raton Bike Club and the City of Boca Raton. It′s a family affair and a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. The Ride begins at Patch Reef Park (Yamato near Military) at 1:00 pm. Enjoy a 15 mile, easy-paced (9-10 mph), police escorted bicycle ride. Registration: 12:30 pm; Ride starts: 1:00 pm; Registration fee $2.00. There is a rest stop for refreshments midway through the ride at mile 9 at Rutherford Park for beverages and snacks sponsored by Performance Bike. 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 a helmet. A SAG (support and gear) vehicle will follow the group to assist with any problems. For more information, call 561-391-6109 or visit http://www.bocabikeclub.org/.
WWW: http://www.bocabikeclub.org
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Last update 2014-11-03 Ride ID 2162 posted by Boca Raton Bicycle Club Inc. (116)
 
March 14 (Sat)
Fort Myers FL
Rotary Club of Fort Myers Memorial Ride
TBD
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Last update 2014-08-14 Ride ID 2103 posted by Rotary Club Of Fort Myers (459)
 
March 20-27
Loop From Blountstown To Marianna To Port St. Joe FL
Bike Florida 2015 Caverns to Coast Tour
Bike Florida′s 2015 spring ride, the Caverns to Coast Tour is a fully supported week-long mass tour that starts and ends in Blountstown, FL. The tour consists of 4 layover days and 3 travel days. The Host cities for layover days are Blountstown, Marianna and Port St. Joe Florida. More than just great riding our tour includes nightly entertainment and off the bike activities. Registration includes, indoor or outdoor camping, rest stops, SAG support, luggage transportation form site to site, maps & cue sheets and marked routes. We offer a meal plan, vendors who provide a complete tent service, coffee vendor and mobile bike shop by Sun Cycles.
WWW: http://bikeflorida.org/2015-spring-tour/
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Last update 2014-12-17 Ride ID 2186 posted by Bike Florida (296)
 
March 20 (Fri)
Temple Terrace FL
2nd Annual "Bike with the Mayor"
2nd annual “Bike with the Mayor” - Meet up at 7:30 am at the Temple Terrace Recreation Complex located at 6610 Whiteway Drive in Temple Terrace. Mayor Frank Chillura will deliver a brief speech and will have a group photo taken, then the ride starts at 8 am, winding through picturesque Temple Terrace for approximately 2 miles. Please call Lisa Cosky at 813-506-6460 with any questions.
WWW: http://templeterrace.com
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Last update 2015-01-20 Ride ID 2215 posted by City Of Temple Terrace (489)
 
March 20-22
Screven Jesup GA
The Southern Pride Ag Ride And The Ride For The River
Join us for a weekend of cycling in Wayne County GA. The 14th annual Southern Pride Ag Ride is Sat. 3/21 in Screven and The Ride For The River is Sun. 3/22 in Jesup. Various mileage each day from 22 to full centuries. Breakfast, end of ride meal, and tee shirts provided each day. For more information, contact Jimmy at southernprideagride@gmail.com or waynetourism.com.
WWW: http://www.sparide.com
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Last update 2015-01-23 Ride ID 2218 posted by Wayne County Board Of Tourism (143)
 
March 21 (Sat)
Inverness FL
2015 Clean Air Bike Ride
Distances: 100/48/28/14 Where: Inverness Trail Head When: Saturday, March 21, 2015 with kickoff 7.00 a.m. - 9.00 a.m. Rain or Shine. No Mass Start. Continental Breakfast for all Entrants Course: Our trail is the longest paved trail in Florida and listed in National Geographic′s Traveler Magazine as one of the top 20 trails in the United States. The World Wildlife Fund says our trail is "One of the coolest places you′ve EVER seen". The ride begins at the Inverness Trail Head this year, with additional SAG stops at Ridge Manor, Istachatta, and Citrus Springs. This paved Withlacoochee State Trail winds through Pasco, Hernando and Citrus Counties in West Central Florida. The Trail Head is 2/10 mile north of the Old Historic Courthouse in downtown Inverness. Choose from 4 distances on this springtime nature ride: 14 Miles: Heading South from the Trailhead, take our shortest loop and enjoy a scenic ride to Historic Floral City. 28 Miles: Enjoy a fully supported SAG stop at the small town of Nobleton, including a park, music, and restrooms! 48 Miles: This is our most popular distance and the SAG stop is located at Ridge Manor Trailhead (24 miles South) with large food and beverage support. 100 Miles: For the more serious rider. Ride the trail from end to end and complete this 50 mile stretch out and back with limited road crossings and plenty of wide open space to spin your wheels. Century Challenge for those riders who complete the 100 mile route will receive a custom commemorative Century Finisher Medallion to wear proudly.
WWW: http://www.CleanAirRide.com
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Last update 2015-02-23 Ride ID 2235 posted by Citrus Road Runners (497)
 
March 28-29
Naples FL
Pan-Florida Challenge for Hungry Kids
160 EPIC MILES CROSSING FLORIDA. 100 COURAGEOUS RIDERS. 250,000 MEALS FED TO HUNGRY KIDS. The 2nd Annual Pan-Florida Challenge for Hungry Kids will take 100 courageous riders on 160 mile journey across Florida from Naples to Palm Beach ON March 28th and 29th, 2015// with one bold goal of raising funds for 250,000 meals to feed hungry kids. We will ride 100 miles the first day, enjoy overnight dinner and accommodations at Roland Martin Marina on Lake Okeechobee. Day 2, we ride 60 miles into downtown West Palm Beach, City Place for Finish line Party. Fully supported ride- water stops, SAG. REGISTRATION IS OPEN. Limited to 100 spots. First come first serve and best hotel rooms. Take the challenge. Enjoy basking in the glow of your epic accomplishment. And thousands of hungry kids will thank you. Email joinus@panfloridachallenge.or or call 561-40024712 with questions.
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Last update 2014-11-25 Ride ID 2171 posted by Pan-Florida Challenge For Hungry Kids (484)
 
March 29 (Sun)
San Antonio FL
Gran Fondo Florida
Who says Florida is flat! Centered in the rolling orange groves of Pasco & Hernando County, Gran Fondo Florida starts and ends at Local Public House & Provisions on Pennsylvania Avenue in San Antonio, FL. The race 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 89 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 Laurent Fignon. 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://granfondonationalchampionshipseries.com/central-florida-gran-fondo/
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Last update 2015-01-07 Ride ID 2205 posted by Gran Fondo National Championship Series (379)
 

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