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THE ANNUAL BIKE RIDE IS BACK AFTER A FOUR YEAR HIATUS AND WITH A NEW NAME

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SUNDAY

OCTOBER 8, 2023

Please join us on Sunday, October 8, 2023 ride kickoff at 7AM - 9AM. Rain or Shine. No Mass Start. Continental Breakfast for all Entrants!  Day of ride registration, check-in, and packet pick-up: 6:30AM - 9:00AM at The Depot, 218 N. Apopka Ave.

Our trail is one of the longest paved trails in Florida and listed in National Geographic's Traveler Magazine as one of the top 20 trails in the United States. The World Wildlife Fund says our trail is "One of the coolest places you've NEVER seen".
The Bike ride begins at the Depot with additional SAG stops at Ridge Manor, Nobleton, and Citrus Springs areas. The 47 mile long Withlacoochee State Trail is paved and meanders through Pasco, Hernando and Citrus Counties in West Central Florida. 
Participants choose the distance they want to ride.  For those who want to do 100 miles on the Trail you will need to choose where to make up the additional 6 miles.  

Century and Metric Challenge

Riders who complete The Metric Century (62.13K) or The 100 Mile Century will receive a commemorative finisher award.

Helmets are required.

ENTRY FEE:  NO REFUNDS, TRANSFERS, OR CREDITS

Early Bird: $50 (by July 30)
Pre-Reg: $55 (by August 27)
Late: $60 (by September 24)
Day of Ride Registration: $70 (September 25-Day of Ride)
Youth: (12 and under) $25.00 (July thru September 25)
RIDE WILL OCCUR RAIN OR SHINE
 
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

WHAT YOU GET:
 
  • Super Cool Event Shirt
  • Refreshing Continental Breakfast 
  • Warm fuzzy feeling from knowing your entry proceeds go to Friends of the Withlacoochee State Trail who help to support, maintain, and promote the Trail.
  • Food Truck luncheon at the Depot from 11AM-2PM
  • 6 SAG Stops along the course for Cycle La Coochee Riders Only
    • Hydration & Food at 4 SAG Stops
    • Hydration at 2 SAG Stops
                                                                                                

TO REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE, CLICK ON THE BUTTON BELOW.

The Third Annual Cake by the Lake 5K and One Mile Cakewalk will take place on Saturday, April 6, 2024 on the Withlacoochee State Trail! Both events start at Liberty Park in Inverness. 5K Runners will take off as the sun rises over the lake, and 1-mile walkers will start moments later. Both routes travel along the beautiful shores of the Tsala Apopka chain of lakes. As all participants return to Liberty Park, they’ll get their finisher’s medals, and enjoy music and festivities, and of course, eat delicious cake by the lake, along with ice cream!  Unique cake plate age-level awards will be three-deep in five-year age increments for the 5K.  This event does NOT have T-shirts, but you'll be delighted with your race swag!  Free photos will be available online.  

This is a flat, straight course destined to help you set a new PR!  

EARLY BIRD PRICING: SIGN UP BEFORE MIDNIGHT AUGUST 6 FOR JUST $20 ADULTS! 

This year, we're offering $10 registration for kids up to 12 years old, and $15 registration for teens 13-17.  Those 18 and older are considered adults.  17 and under will receive different swag than adults, but it will still be good swag and you'll still get a heavy 3" full-color medal, and be eligible to win our special cake plate age group awards, as well as engraved server overall awards.  

See updates and sneak peeks on our Facebook page! 

To register click button below.

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