Extensive damage from Hurricane Irma is forcing the delay Annual Rails to Trails Bike Ride on the Withlacoochee State Trail. The trail will not be safe for at least several weeks. The event is canceled for October 1, but will be rescheduled very soon.
If you are already registered, you will receive an email regarding this and your options for riding or receiving a refund.
The Withlacoochee State Trail is CLOSED to all users until further notice.
It’s time to sign up for the 23rd Annual Rails to Trails Bike Ride on the Withlacoochee State Trail which will take place on Sunday, October 1. $35 registration ($15 ages 12 and younger) covers continental breakfast and catered lunch in Inverness, five fully-stocked rest areas (about every 7-10 miles), T-shirt, and chances to win door prizes, including bikes, gift cards, and gift baskets. Participants may ride any distance they wish, from 1 to 100 miles. The Withlacoochee State Trail, known as The Friendliest Trail in the Country, is a scenic paved rail-trail, so riders of all abilities can enjoy its shady, car-free miles. This ride is the ONLY fundraiser for the Trail each year, and proceeds are used for trail upkeep, enhancements, and amenities
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 3PM 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 11, 2017 will receive a quality commemorative shirt. Those registering after September 11, 2017 are notguaranteed a t-shirt. If you cannot attend, T-shirts will be mailed upon receipt of $5, postage.
ENTRY FEE: $35.00 for riders over 12 years old, $15 for riders 12 and under (must be accompanied by an adult.) Mailed entries must be received by September 29, 2017. All others must register as “WALK UP” the day of the ride. and those riders who initiate an ONLINE registration after 3:45 PM, September 29, 2017 will not be included in the Pre-registered listings and must register as “WALK UP” the day of the ride. Early packet pick-up will be held on September 30, 2017, from 1PM to 5PM in the pavilion at the Apopka Trailhead for pre-registered riders only.
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 4PM, September 29, 2017) riders only and will be available for pick up from 7AM to 4PM at the registration area on ride day. At least one bike will be included in the door prizes.
Online registration will close at 3:45 PM on September 29, 2017.