March 27 - April 2 2010 http://www.bikeflorida.orgBike Florida
is a week long, fully supported bicycle camping tour that pedals along Florida’s scenic country roads, visiting world famous sites like the Daytona International Speedway, award winning state parks and breathtaking natural wonders. The tour is leisurely paced and designed to be a fun and relaxing vacation for cyclists of all ages and abilities. You will ride through historic Florida towns, along the Atlantic Coast, over scenic inlets, through wildlife refuges and along roads lined with beautiful oak trees covered with hanging Spanish moss. We will be hosted by historic Stetson University to experience the Florida Wildflower Festival, sing folk songs around a fire at Bulow Plantation and soak in the healing waters of both DeLeon Springs and Washington Oaks State Parks. Come join us for the fun, and bring along a friend to experience the joys of cycling in sunny Florida!
The tour begins on Saturday, March 27 and lasts until Friday, April 2. We will both start and end in DeLand, spending Saturday and Sunday at historic Stetson University. We will visit Flagler Beach on Monday, followed by Daytona on Tuesday where we will visit the famous Daytona International Speedway. New Smyrna Beach is our final stop before we loop back around to DeLand. The tour is approximately 300 miles and riders will travel 30-60 miles per day with rest stops available every 12-15 miles. Bike Florida also offers a "Rolling Road" course beginning March 27 at Bike Florida Headquarters in DeLand to give riders the knowledge necessary to ride confidently and safely on both trails and in traffic.
For more information about the tour, please visit our website at www.bikeflorida.org