Rides - Events - Classes

Check this page often for updated listings of all types of cycling events in and around our area. Rides require, at minimum, an appropriate bike in good working order, water, and a helmet. We suggest a spare tube, energy food, maybe a little cash in case we stop, and your biggest smile! Many rides are held subject to weather. It's a good idea to confirm dates, time and any specific requirements, too. We'll see you out there — and have fun!

Our Weekly Group Rides

Join us and other bike clubs on one of these fun rides. Whether you are new to cycling or an old pro, there is a ride that's right for you.

Day Start Time Description Location Phone

Every Saturday

7:30 a.m.

We gear this to beginner riders. The pace will not exceed 15mph,but we slow down to the slowest rider. Distance never exceeds 30 miles. We are happy to shorten the ride to accomodate new riders.

LakeShore Bicycles, 2108 Blanding Blvd, Jacksonville, Fl., 32210

904-388-0612

Monday

9:00a.m.

This is an A/B pace ride with distance varying with attendance. This can be any distance from 30 to 100 miles. Meets at the eastern trailhead of the Jax-Baldwin Railtrail.

1804 Imeson Rd, Jax, 32220

Clyde Riggs (904) 705-7183

Wednesday

9:00 AM

A/B/C - 30 - 100 Miles 32099 Westside. Meet at the eastern trailhead of the Jax-Baldwin Rail Trail, 1804 Imeson Road. The A- group normally ventures off the trail and hits the open road for a 41 : 65 miler. Slower riders are welcome to ride the trail for 30 miles at their own pace. Ride Leaders: Jerry Dryden and Clyde Riggs. THIS RIDE COUNTS FOR CLUB POINTS AND MILEAGE

Westside. Meet at the eastern trailhead of the Jax-Baldwin Rail Trail, 1804 Imeson Road

Clyde Riggs 904-705-7183

Friday

9:00 AM

Friday 8:30 AM C/B/A- 30 - 100 Miles 32099 Westside. Meet at the eastern trailhead of the Jax-Baldwin Rail Trail, 1804 Imeson Road. The A- group normally ventures off the trail and hits the open road for a 41 : 65 miler. Slower riders are welcome to ride the trail for 30 miles at their own pace. Ride Leader: Clyde Riggs and Jerry Dryden. THIS RIDE COUNTS FOR CLUB POINTS AND MILEAGE.

Westside. Meet at the eastern trailhead of the Jax-Baldwin Rail Trail, 1804 Imeson Road

Clyde Riggs 904-705-7183

Second Saturday

10:00 a.m.

Every Second Saturday, Family Friendly, Slow Ride. Total mileage is 10 miles. Ride starts at 10 am and end around 12pm. The ride starts at 1314 W. Union Street at N. Myrtle Ave., one block from Engine 15 Brewery. There will be a brief bicycle safety discussion prior to heading out on the trail. Be prepared, bring a repair kit for flats, water bottle, lock and appropriate attire for a great ride. We ride at a social pace, and welcome riders of all ages and experience levels. The trail is approximately 5 miles long from end to end, feel free to ride all of it with us or turn around as you wish. We often meet-up for lunch afterwards, at a local park or cafe. Sponsor by Groundwork Jacksonville.

1314 W. Union Street @ Myrtle Ave.

Charlie 388-0612

Upcoming Cycling Events

Some of these events require fund-raising to benefit charitable organizations. Call for further information.

Date Event Name Location Description Phone

Jan 18, 2020

Etoniah Gravel & Social Rides

Palatka, Fl

Includes: BBQ Chicken Dinner The Gravel Ride is a group, no drop ride ride on a custom route in the Etoniah State Forest, along the new, beautiful, paved and shaded Palatka-to-Lake Butler State Trail, and local forest roads. Water stops will be available. The route will be approximately 35 miles (actual distance depends upon weather and route conditions) and will include an experienced ride leader and a sweep. This event supports - @A Women's Resource Center, Palatka

Jan 25, 2020

IDIDARIDE

White Springs Florida

This is an annual 50 mile off road event. Many parts of the event are not open to the public thru the rest of the year.

Feb 21, 2020

Gator Nationals BMX

Oldsmar, Fl

Local and National Caliber BMX Racing. These are very open events where you can meet the big names in BMX racing.

Feb 23, 2020

Suwannee Sweetheart Ride February 12, 2018

White Springs Florida

You don't need a sweetheart to do this ride. But it is a "sweetheart" of a route. The ride includes options of 25, 52, 62 or 100 miles. All rides start at Suwannee Bicycle Association (SBA) Headquarters, White Springs, FL. Longer rides start at 8am. The 25 mile ride starts at 9am. Headquarters opens at 7:00 Sunday morning for check-in, on site registration and breakfast which includes coffee, juice, fruit, oatmeal and bagels. A post-ride buffet dinner will be served at SBA Headquarters from noon ...until the last century rider is in. You can also check-in or register on Saturday, after 4:00.

Jeanne Hargrave 904-563-7724

Feb 29, 2020

Ortega River Run

St Mark Church an d School, Ortega Blvd

We look forward to seeing you at the 40th Annual Ortega River Run presented by St. Vincent's HealthCare and Digestive Disease Consultants on Saturday, February 25, 2017. You can also register in the Lori Schiavone Commons at St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School (4114 Oxford Avenue) from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, February 26 or on the morning of the race starting at 7 a.m.

Mar 7, 2020

Gate River Run

Downtown Jascksonville Sports Complex

The GATE River Run is the largest 15K race in the United States and will once again serve as the USA 15K Championship with America's top Olympic athletes competing for $85,000 in prize money. Last year over 24,000 runners and walkers participated in one of our featured events including the 15K, The Florida Times-Union 5K for Charity, the Junior River Run, and the Brooks Rehabilitation Challenge Mile.

Mar 20, 2020

North American Handmade Bicycle Show

Dallas, Tx

March 15-16, Handmade cutting edge ideas in bicycles!

Apr 1, 2020

Southeast Greenways and Trails Summit/ Jacksonville

Jacksonville, Florida

We'll be gathering in Jacksonville April 1-4 for our 2020 Southeast Greenways & Trails Summit. Working with local, state, and national partners, the nonprofit East Coast Greenway Alliance seeks to transform the Southeast into a model of healthy, sustainable living. To that end, we’ll gather professionals from many fields — planning, recreation, public health, transportation, and community development — to share best practices, strengthen networks, and influence trail and greenway development in the Southeast region.

Apr 30, 2020

Suwannee Pedal and Paddle

A fun weekend in White Springs and as the name says, There is cycling and canoeing and kayaking.

May 16, 2020

NYC to Philly

NYC to Philly

From cheesecake to cheesesteak! Our inaugural New York City-to-Philadelphia Greenway Ride travels from one great city to another, with lots of beautiful greenway in between. The two-day fundraising ride will take place Saturday and Sunday, May 16-17.

Aug 21, 2020

Dog Days of Summer

Suwannee River State Park

Open to SBA members only, but they would love for you to join! Laid back weekend of cycling , paddling and visiting. Meals are potluck!

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