These recurring weekly or monthly "Show up and Go" Florida mountain (mostly off road) bike rides are not all assigned ride guides but are shorter and just as fun as the guided rides. Ride Leaders may be at each ride but no assigned guides are provided. (Urban Social rides usually do have guides) If you can ride our Sunday rides, you'll have a blast on these!
Tuesday Evening Rides (March - November): Croom #3 and Hole in the Fence (Morris Bridge Bicycling and Hiking Area). These Show and Go off-road mountain bike Rides are during daylight hours when the sun stays out late. Everyone is welcome. Ride the entire Wilderness Parks Main Loop ((about 15 miles) OR Croom Yellow/Blue (about 16 miles). Zoom around on even more trails with the faster groups. (Make sure you ask someone before you leave which group you should ride with)
Meet at the Hole in the Fence (Morris Bridge Riding Area) dirt parking lot south of Morris Bridge Road directly across the street on the right side from the Trout Creek Park entrance, just east of I-75 and Fletcher) OR Croom #3 Parking Lot in Brooksville.
Roll at 6pm Sharp. Out before dark, no lights required. $2 per car entrance fee.
Helmet required for all rides.
Tuesday Afternoon Rides (November - March): Trout Creek parking lot. 4:00pm There are plenty of places to ride for the afternoon when the sun sets early. A Show and Go ride leaving at 4 pm from Trout Creek is a great example. Everyone is welcome. $2 Parking fees apply. Helmet required for all rides.
Tuesday and Thursday Evening Croom #3 Ride, We ride from the Fire Tower parking lot at Croom. Front and rear lights may be required on some late rides from November to March). See the SWAMP Calendar or SWAMP Meetup site for locations and dates. Meet at 6:00 pm; roll out at 6:30. Attendance varies for these Croom rides, so post your ride intentions on the Forums or E-Group if you need further information.
Social Thursday's: Urban Rides, We ride various routes through St Petersburg or Tampa, Downtown and North Tampa neighborhoods, usually one Thursday a month. Mountain bikes are encouraged, but road bikes are OK, too. Front and rear lights may be required on some late rides. See the SWAMP Calendar or SWAMP Meetup site for locations and dates. Meet at 6:00 pm; roll out at 6:30. Attendance varies for these rides so post your ride intentions on the Forums or E-Group to get further information.
Friday Night Rides. During Standard Time (Nov - Mar), when the sun sets early, We sometimes have one or two night rides per month. Bike lights may be required on some late rides. See the SWAMP Calendar for locations and dates. Meet at 5:45 pm; roll out at 6:00 pm. Attendance varies for these rides so post your ride intentions on the E-Group or Forums to get further information.
Balm Boyette Scrub Preserve, Friday Night (See Calendar for schedule)
An exciting ride. (miles vary based on the group).
Meet at the parking lot by 5:45 pm in order to be ready to ride by 6:00. All riders should be finished, packed and out of the park by 8:30 pm.
Helmet and a good lighting system (10 watts / 800 lumens or better) required for all night rides.
Join us for any of these great fun mountain bike trail rides!
No matter which ride you choose, remember to ask which group (B plus, B or C) you should ride with.
All Florida mountain bike events on this page are subject to change based on weather and other factors.
Club members can check the SWAMP E-Group for the latest information.