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Old 07-26-10, 11:27 AM   #1
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16th Annual Rails to Trails Bike Ride

http://www.railstotrailsonline.com/images/rails.pdf

The 16th annual Withlacoochee State Trail Ride is Oct. 3rd. This is a great ride, well supported and offers various distances to fit every ones riding style. The cost is $20 and it is well worth the price. The link above is the application.

Here are some pictures that I have taken in the past from other rides on this trail. Sure would like to see some of you on the Withlacoochee.

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Slo Spoke Jim at the Floral City Bike Shop
Slo Spoke Tina with the camel
Downtown Floral City
Slo Spoke Tina by the lake in Inverness
The old fort just south of Inverness


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Old 07-27-10, 07:58 PM   #2
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sounds like a good one I added it to my calendar I will try to make it
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On my calendar too!
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Do you know if the Trikkes are returning again this year?
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Ill be buried in the MS cycle to the shore.. St.Aug to Daytona and back..
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Very nicely run ride and a great trail. I will be there this year. Might even do the 100 mile ride.

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Do you know if the Trikkes are returning again this year?
I don't know if they (Trikkes) will be their or not. They were not at the organized ride that was held in the spring. You might want to contact the promoter to get the answer to your question.
They were in attendance at the ride last falls but posed no problem as far as I was concerned.
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For those that have not done this ride here are some details.

1. You can start @ any location on the trail and ride to Inverness to register.
2. If you are comming from the south Ridge Manor has a good trail head with lot's of parking, rest room and water.
3. Ridge manor is located just east of I 75 and SR 50.
4. The southern most trail head is Owensboro Junction (parking only as best I can remember) about 6 miles south of Ridge Manor and 6 miles north of Dade City, on SR 301
5. Well manned SAG support will most likly be at the registration area in Inverness, Floral City and some place around Nobleton. There will also be some support at the Citrus Springs and Owensboro location.
6. Wallace Brooks Park in Inverness is a great place to relax for a while after the ride.
7. Some pople have raised concern about Trikees (sp) As I said in my original post I don't know if they will be their or not. IMHO this modes of transportation are a fad that has already passed.
8. Fort Cooper State Park is just south of Inverness. Information that I have seen states that there is a charge but I have rode right in both times that I have been their
9. SAG support will probably end about 2 pm

I am not associated with this ride in any way, my agenda is that I enjoy this ride and I hope others do as well.
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Just a reminder for the 16th Annual Rails to Trails Bike Ride
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For those that have not done this ride here are some details.

1. You can start @ any location on the trail and ride to Inverness to register.
2. If you are comming from the south Ridge Manor has a good trail head with lot's of parking, rest room and water.
3. Ridge manor is located just east of I 75 and SR 50.
4. The southern most trail head is Owensboro Junction (parking only as best I can remember) about 6 miles south of Ridge Manor and 6 miles north of Dade City, on SR 301
5. Well manned SAG support will most likly be at the registration area in Inverness, Floral City and some place around Nobleton. There will also be some support at the Citrus Springs and Owensboro location.
6. Wallace Brooks Park in Inverness is a great place to relax for a while after the ride.
7. Some pople have raised concern about Trikees (sp) As I said in my original post I don't know if they will be their or not. IMHO this mode of transportation are a fad that has already passed.
8. Fort Cooper State Park is just south of Inverness. Information that I have seen states that there is a charge but I have rode right in both times that I have been their
9. SAG support will probably end about 2 pm

I am not associated with this ride in any way, my agenda is that I enjoy this ride and I hope others do as well.
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<sigh> I have ridden a lot of miles in 7 years.... but never in a group.... I have thought about doing this ride for years now.... but keep thinking if i go I would most likely cause the biggest pile up ever on the trail

I have only ridden the northern 10 miles or so of the trail. This fall now that I have really started riding again I have plans to stay in a motel/hotel someplace near the middle of the trail and ride one way and back one day... and ride the other way and back the next day.... Kind of a 2 or 3 day getaway. Any ideas or suggestions on hotels/motels near the middle of the trail?
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zzOtherlandzz, I would suggest that you stay in Inverness. The trail runs 17 miles north so that would give you a 34 mile trip one day then ride south as far as you like and back on the second day. It is about 22 miles South to Ridge manor. South of Ridge manor it is pretty bland unless you just want to get miles.

You really should think about doing this ride it is a great ride.
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