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

Feb 23, 2019

Ortega River Run

St Mark Church an d School, Ortega Blvd

We look forward to seeing you at the 39th 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 9, 2019

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 9, 2019

World Naked Bike Ride

Montpelier, Vt

Every year, in cities around the world, people ride bikes naked to celebrate cycling and the human body. The ride demonstrates the vulnerability of cyclists on the road and is a protest against car culture. Check the website, There may be something closer or more interesting you would like to go. Montpelier has been hosting a ride with police escort for a number of years.

Mar 15, 2019

North American Handmade Bicycle Show

Sacramento, Ca

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

Mar 29, 2019

Bike Florida March 29-April 3rd, 2018

Florida

Central and Left Coast of Fl. Great Spring Staycation

info@bikeflorida.org

Apr 2, 2019

Electric Vehicles Expo

NAS Mayport

Electric Vehicles Expo , detail to come

Apr 7, 2019

Cross Florida

Cocoa Beach Florida

The most epic ride in Florida. 170 mile in one day! Now with a two day option.

Apr 13, 2019

Palatka Bicycle Festival April 13-14

Palatka, Florida

2nd year event that is close to home. Check it out for one day or both. It does have some short family rides.

Apr 13, 2019

Katie Ride For Life

The Atlantic Recreation Center, Fernandina Beach, Fl

Join us for the 13th Annual Katie Ride, benefiting the Katie Caples Foundation’s organ donor education and awareness raising programs. The Katie Ride takes place on Amelia Island, Florida with routes covering 18 to 103 mile courses, off-road options, a walk and fun run, and a marathon spin class!

Apr 14, 2019

Kids Triathlon

AT JACKSONVILLE EQUESTRIAN CENTER

For ages 6 to 15. This is a great opportunity to compete on a closed course.

Apr 28, 2019

Tour De Forts

St Augustine

Enjoy a wonderful ride on country roads and along the St John's river. There are both Oceanside and riverside rest stops.

May 5, 2019

Five Boro Bike Tour, NY

NY, NY

40 miles, 20,000 cyclist on closed streets, the 5 Boros of New York. You can expect to be riding close together.

Jul 9, 2019

Bicycle Illinois

Illinois

Starting from Cairo at Illinois’ southernmost tip and ending in downtown Chicago, Bicycle Illinois is the only bicycle tour across the entire state of Illinois and one of the most challenging in the Midwest. You’ll cycle for 6 days and cover at least 500 miles, an average of 85 miles per day, and century options are available every day as well. Whether you are a recreational cyclist looking for a sense of accomplishment or an athlete looking to challenge yourself and improve your cycling skills, Bicycle Illinois has something for you. You’ll gain a new level of satisfaction and self confidence as you ride with new friends along the way!

Jul 21, 2019

Ragbrai, Iowa

Iowa

July 21-27, RAGBRAI, Registration now open.

Sep 8, 2019

Endless Summer Watermelon Ride

Amelia Island, Florida

Endless Summer Watermelon Ride takes place on Sunday, September 10th and will start and finish at the Atlantic Recreation Center, 2500 Atlantic Ave, Fernandina Beach, Fl, with ride distances of 19, 30, 55, 75 and 101 miles.

Nov 23, 2019

BikeMS - Cycle to the Shore (2 day event)

TPC Sawgrass/ Marineland to Daytona

Bike MS: PGA TOUR Cycle to the Shore is a two-day fundraising cycling event from TPC Sawgrass to Daytona Beach and back. There are multiple one and two day route options ranging from 36 to 160 miles, all of which are well supported with fully-stocked rest stops, a lunch stop each day and safety provided by medical personnel, HAM radio operators, law enforcement and motorcycle escorts. Riders will travel along the beautiful Florida scenic coastline and finish day one with a beach side celebration on the Daytona Beach Boardwalk.

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