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The DEPOT - 218 N Apopka Avenue
Inverness, FL US 34450
THE ANNUAL BIKE RIDE IS BACK AFTER A FOUR YEAR HIATUS & WITH A NEW NAME
The 2023 Cycle Lacoochee Bike Ride is Sunday, October 8, 2023
Please join us on Sunday, October 8, 2023 with kickoff 7.00 a.m. - 9.00 a.m. Rain or Shine.
No Mass Start.
Continental Breakfast for all entrants at ride central during the kickoff at the Depot Pavilion in Inverness! The Depot Pavilion is across the street from the Inverness Trailhead.
Packet pickup and Day of Ride registration is available from 6:30AM– 9:00AM at the Depot pavilion, 218 N Apopka Ave., Inverness FL 34450 Participants also have the option to pick up their packet at Ridge Manor Trailhead starting at 7:00 a.m.
Our trail is one of the longest paved trails 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 NEVER seen".
The Bike ride begins at the Depot pavilion area with additional SAG stops at Ridge Manor, Nobleton, and Citrus Springs areas. The 47 mile long Withlacoochee State Trail is paved and meanders through Pasco, Hernando and Citrus Counties in West Central Florida.
Participants choose the distance they want to ride. For those who want to do 100 miles on the Trail, you will need to choose where to make up the additional 6 miles.
Century and Metric Challenge
Riders who complete The Metric Century (62.13K) or The 100 Mile Century will receive a commemorative Finisher award.
Entry Fee:NO REFUNDS, TRANSFERS, OR CREDITS
Early Bird: $50 (by July 30) Pre-Reg: $55 (by August 27) Late: $60 (by October 5) Day of Ride Registration: $70 (October 6-Day of Ride)
Youth (12 and under) Pricing: $25 (July - Oct. 5)
RIDE WILL OCCUR RAIN OR SHINE
WHAT YOU GET:
Super Cool Event Shirt
Refreshing Continental Breakfast at the Depot Pavilion
Warm Fuzzy Feeling From Knowing Your Entry Proceeds Go to Friends of the Withlacoochee State Trail who help to support, maintain, and promote the Trail
Food Truck Luncheon at Depot/Inverness Trail Head from 11AM-2PM
6 SAG Stops Along the Course Dedicate For Cycle Lacooochee Riders Only
Hydration & Food at 4 SAG Stops
Hydration at 2 SAG Stops
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
SAG Stop-Floral City-7 Miles South:Heading South from the Trailhead enjoy a scenic ride to Historic Floral City that hosts a Hydration Only SAG stop and bathrooms.
SAG Stop: Nobleton/Istachatta- 14 Miles South: Enjoy a fully supported SAG stop at the small town of Nobleton including a lite mix of food, park, music, and restrooms!
SAG Stop: Ridge Manor- 24 Miles: This is our most popular distance and the SAG stop is located at Ridge Manor Trailhead (24 miles South) with plenty of food and beverage support and bathrooms.
SAG Stop-Owensboro-Trailhead 30 Miles South:Heading South on the Trailhead you'll find the turnaround point for those doing the Century or Metric Century distance. This is a Hydration Only SAG stop.
SAG Stop: Gulf Junction Trailhead- 16 Miles North: Enjoy a fully supported SAG stop at the Gulf Junction Trailhead including a "Sweet & Salty" variety of food and restrooms. For those completing the Century Ride, you'll go another 1 mile north to the turnaround.
Note to Century Riders-100 Miles: For the more serious riders. Ride the trail from end to end and complete this 94 mile stretch out and back with limited road crossings and plenty of wide open space to spin your wheels. You will need to do an additional 6 miles to ensure you complete the 100 miles.
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