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John_V 06-17-13 12:07 PM

Inverness, Florida - 19th Annual Rails to Trails Ride
I'll be doing this one this year and hope to see some of the Central Florida BF members there.

START TIME: 7:00AM - 9:00AM (no mass start) Rain or Shine.

LOCATION: The ride begins and ends at the Trailhead at 315 N Apopka Ave, Inverness, 34450. Continental breakfast will be available and lunch is from 11AM to 2PM at the Apopka Trailhead. Century Riders will find post-ride refreshments at the registration area until 4PM.

T-SHIRTS: Riders registered on or before September 14, 2013 will receive a quality commemorative shirt. Those registering after September 14, 2013 are not guaranteed a t-shirt. If no size is selected below, you will receive a large. If you cannot attend, T-shirts will be mailed upon receipt of $5, postage.

DISTANCE: The Withlacoochee State Trail is a paved, 46 mile long converted railroad track. You can determine your own ride distance. Optional Century ride is offered with an 8 mile on road loop (map provided at registration). Century Certificates will be provided upon completion of the ride. Ride distances are 14, 30, 48, 62 and 100 miles.

ENTRY FEE: $25.00 per rider over 12 years old, $15 for riders 12 and under (must be accompanied by an adult.) Mailed and ONLINE entries must be received no later than Midnight, October 4, 2013. All others must register as “WALK UP” the day of the ride.

SAG STOPS: Five stops along the way will provide water, sports drinks and food. Restrooms are available at SAG stops. All support ends at 3PM.

DOOR PRIZES: All door prizes will be given to randomly selected pre-registered (by Midnight Oct. 4) riders only and will be available for pick up from 7AM to 2PM at the registration area on ride day. At least one bike will be included in the door prizes.

For more information call: (352) 527-9535 or e-mail: [email protected].
If confirmation desired, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

**ONLINE Registration at: - click on Bike Ride Registration... or, download & print application**

ythe1300 06-17-13 08:42 PM

Is this the same ride as the fresh air ride? I did that this year and had good time. Might do it again if I can get some peeps to go with me.... I was threatened last time with death if I made a certain some one do another century.

RonH 06-18-13 07:52 AM


Originally Posted by ythe1300 (Post 15753897)
Is this the same ride as the fresh air ride?

Do you mean the Clean Air ride? That's at the end on March every year.

I hope I'll be able to do the ride. We're building a house and it is supposed to be ready for us to move into between mid-September and mid-October. Got my fingers crossed.

John_V 06-22-13 04:32 PM


I'll be doing this ride with my buddy Frank and maybe one or two others from my cycling team. I haven't ridden up there since the Clean Air Ride that Frank and I did. Already registered for the RTT ride and looking forward to riding it and hopefully seeing you up there. We'll have to do another BF Member ride again. I really enjoyed that ride and meeting everyone.

kflagg 08-04-13 03:44 PM

I may give this one a go :thumb:

RonH 08-21-13 03:40 PM

The builder gave us closing date on the house of Sept 24 and my wife said I could do the ride regardless of the closing, moving, etc. so I'm in. :thumb:
See ya there. :beer:

Ridefreemc 09-09-13 06:40 AM

Is the ride Sunday October 6th?

RonH 09-09-13 07:06 AM


Originally Posted by Ridefreemc (Post 16045999)
Is the ride Sunday October 6th?

Here's the link.

ythe1300 09-16-13 04:21 AM

Yes I meant Clean air ride, also Signed up. :D

LiamSkymom 09-26-13 02:09 PM

I'm also signed up. I wasn't sure I could afford it this year, but I've done it for the last three years so I really couldn't not do it.

mleach82 09-26-13 02:28 PM

few of us will be coming up from Spring Hill to ride it.

lookinUp 09-27-13 09:51 PM

I'm coming. This will be the fourth time - plan to first ride to the North trailhead this year and then ride down to Floral City and back to Inverness - about 48 miles. Figure the crowd, who likes to ride to Floral City and return will be done by the time I get on that stretch. Every year I think I'll ride my age, but every year seems like I get further away from being able to do that. Maybe this year...

Hope to see John_V and RonH this year - and yes, John - we'll plan a BF Withlacoochee Ride in March (when it should be a little warmer than last year). I'll post details as we get into next year.

RonH 09-29-13 05:45 PM

I'll be there. Not sure what I'll be wearing. I ordered two jerseys. I hope they get here by Saturday so I can have something new for the ride.

John_V 10-03-13 12:02 PM

I will be wearing my 2009 MS 150 jersey or my Hillsborough County Fire Rescue team jersey. Bringing them both as I haven't decided which one I will be riding in, but most likely the HCFR team jersey.

RonH 10-03-13 07:29 PM

Got this jersey in the mail today so if I can stuff my rolly-polly self into it thats what I'll be wearing.

lookinUp 10-04-13 11:37 AM

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I'll be wearing either my Gainesville Cycling Club jersey, or if I can fit into it, the Tour de Melon jersey.

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