Florida Bicycle Touring Calendar

October 2019

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October 6 (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! This is the 25th Anniversary of the Annual Rails to Trails Bike Ride on the Withlacoochee State Trail. 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-bike-ride-rails-to-trails.php
Last update 2019-07-02 Ride ID 2253 posted by Rails To Trails Of The Withlacoochee Inc. (403)
 
October 12 (Sat)
Montgomery AL
Glassner Autumn Challenge
The 2019 Glassner Autumn Challenge presented by Max Credit Union will be held Saturday, October 12, 2019. The ride supports Montgomery Bike Club Cycling Safety Classes, Cycling Awareness Activities, and Bike Month. Pick from your choice of six routes: Nutty Nifty Nines (18 miles), Smell the Roses (30 miles), the Fabulous Fives (55.5 miles), the Mad Metric Century (64 miles), the Capital City 100 (103 miles) or the Capital City 200K. We have updated the routes again for 2019 putting you on safer pavement and lightly traveled roads. 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! The 2019 GAC is #10 in the ALABAMA BACKROADS CENTURY SERIES and will recognize first CHAMPIONS of the year...those who have pedaled 10 centuries and will be invited to the end-of-year CHAMPION Banquet and receive their Primal Wear CHAMPION jerseys.
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Info: http://www.mgmbikeclub.org/Glassner
Register: https://www.mgmbikeclub.org/glassnerregistration.html
Last update 2019-02-16 Ride ID 2539 posted by Alabama Backroads Century Series (268)
 
October 20 (Sun)
North Port FL
Tour de North Port - It′s The Green Pumpkin!
Registration is now open for the 10th Annual Tour de North Port, a fun, organized, on-road scenic bicycle ride to benefit People for Trees, a non-profit native tree advocacy group, with routes of 15, 35, or 65 miles that highlights North Port′s most natural settings and the parks that border the Myakkahatchee Creek with each route having its own color-coded road markings. Printed directions for all the routes will be available and they can also be downloaded. The Tour de North Port is NOT a race. Breakfast donated by FirstWatch, a catered lunch, delicious desserts including homemade pies by Pielicious Bake Shoppe, rest stops with homemade snacks, full mobile Support And Gear (SAG) provided by Louie′s Bicycle. Pre-registration online by Oct. 18 $45, on-site $50. Ride t-shirt, "got shade"? sunglasses, and a goodie bag. Doors open at 7AM, group starts begin at 8AM from Imagine School, 2757 Sycamore St. North Port. Register/more information at www.peoplefortrees.com Contact Alice White/941-426-9752, 941-468-2486 or email treelady12001@yahoo.com Proceeds benefit the efforts of People for Trees, a local non-profit native tree advocacy group celebrating 20 years of educating the public about the importance of maintaining and protecting our native tree canopy.
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Info: http://www.peoplefortrees.com
Last update 2019-07-01 Ride ID 2600 posted by People For Trees Inc. (205)
 
October 20 (Sun)
Brooksville FL
2nd Annual Good Neighbor Trail Bike Ride
20/35/64/100 miles. Registration opens at 7am at the Historic Railroad Depot. No mass start, everyone at their own pace and distance. 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 2019-06-06 Ride ID 2668 posted by Brooksville Main Street (582)
 
October 20 (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 20, 2019 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. 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. 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 13 years, Spin For Kids has raised over $3.5 million and sent more than 7,000 kids to camp. Join us as we celebrate 14 years of changing gears to change lives!
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Info: http://www.spinforkids.org
Last update 2019-07-02 Ride ID 2706 posted by Camp Twin Lakes (188)
 
October 24 (Thur)
White Springs FL
Suwannee Fat Tire Festival
Join fun and haunting in the woods of the White Springs, FL Early check in on Thursday afternoon and potluck dinner at SBA headquarters. Rides begin on Friday. Off-road riding? beginners to experts. Over 50 miles of beautiful woodland trails running along the banks of the Suwannee River. Friday night ride for experienced riders with good lights. Free Beginner Mountain Bike Clinic (Saturday) ? Learn basic skills and ride the trails with more confidence. Taught by Mike Kelley, an IMBA certified instructor and a longstanding SBA ride guide/instructor. Free (Friday - Sunday) Intermediate and Advanced mountain bike clinics taught by Harlan Price, TakeAim Cycling. Each clinic focuses on specific skills. Road riding ? Enjoy the quiet scenic country roads around White Springs (roads are marked & cue sheets provided) Two Paddle Trips: Friday (full day) Ichetucknee Springs River and Saturday (half day) Suwannee River; paddle trips are led by SBA Edwin McCook. Kayaks/canoes can be rented locally ahead of time. Hiking Options ? Florida Trail runs along the banks of the Suwannee River; Hike to Big Shoals YOGA - Friday and Saturday afternoon. Included in registration fee: Camping at Stephen Foster SP, event and Meals: Fri/Sat/Sun (3) Breakfasts; Fri/Sat (2) lunches; Fri./Sun. (2) Dinners THURSDAY potluck dinner at SBA headquarters FRIDAY Wine & Cheese Meet & Greet SATURDAY night bonfire and Huffy Toss, Raffles prizes For more information: http://suwanneebike.org/events/ftf.php For pictures of past events: http://suwanneebike.org/about/photos.php
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Info: http://suwanneebike.org/events/ftf.php
Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/suwannee-fat-tire-festival-2019-registration-61115462995
Last update 2019-06-05 Ride ID 2704 posted by Suwannee Bicycle Association Inc (615)
 
October 25-27
Tampa FL
Team C2C Fall Cross Florida Ride
October 25-27, 2019. 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, 2019 (sells out quickly). This a life-changing weekend ride of a lifetime. For more info go to www.teamc2c.org or email kevin@c2cbikeride.com
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Info: http://teamc2c.org
Register: https://teamc2c2019.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2138742397
Last update 2019-07-02 Ride ID 2696 posted by Team Coast To Coast (571)
 
October 26-27
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 2019-05-21 Ride ID 2699 posted by Gainesville Cycling Club (2)
 
October 26 (Sat)
Gainesville FL
27th 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 2019-05-21 Ride ID 2700 posted by Gainesville Cycling Club (2)
 
October 27 (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 2019-05-21 Ride ID 2701 posted by Gainesville Cycling Club (2)
 
October 27 (Sun)
Gainesville FL
39th 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 2019-05-21 Ride ID 2702 posted by Gainesville Cycling Club (2)
 

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October 2018 Archive

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 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
Last update 2018-06-19 Ride ID 2667 posted by Southern Tandem Rally (598)
 
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/
Last update 2018-01-02 Ride ID 2622 posted by Caam Events (565)
 
October 21 (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 21st 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 12 years, Spin For Kids has raised over $3 million and sent more than 6,000 kids to camp. Join us as we celebrate 13 years of changing gears to change lives!
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Info: http://www.spinforkids.org
Last update 2018-07-02 Ride ID 2597 posted by Camp Twin Lakes (188)
 
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)
 

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