NFBC Charity Ride Team
CHARITY RIDE TEAM
The Charity Ride Team was created to represent the North Florida Bicycle Club in local charity rides. It is hoped that the Charity Ride Team will promote camaraderie among the club’s members while "cycling for a cause", and also provide greater exposure of the North Florida Bicycle Club and its events such as the Tour de Forts and Endless Summer Watermelon Ride.
This team is appropriate for all levels of cyclists from beginner to experienced. There are mileage options available that are appropriate for any style of bicycle (touring, mountain, road, time trial, etc). Some of these rides also include options for running, triathlon, and family-friendly events.
Club Jerseys are required to earn club points and mileage. See Requirements and Rules for more details. The schedule of upcoming events is below.
2018 UPCOMING EVENTS
We encourage club members to join our Charity Ride Team and help us fundraise for these locally and nationally recognized charities. Please note that some of these rides will only require a registration fee and no additional fundraising. All monies contributed and raised will be associated with the North Florida Bicycle Club and the individual fundraiser.
Most fundraising is tax-deductible!
Florida Honor Ride - February 17 (St. Pete, FL)
Join the NFBC Project HERO Jacksonville during the 2018 Honor Ride in St. Petersburg Florida. The Honor Ride is a unique cycling experience where active service members, injured veterans, first responders, and the general public all get to ride together. Route options are from 25-60 miles. Registration fee is $55 with no additional fundraising required. Len Burroughs and Valerie Gambino will be the ride leaders for this event.
Mt. Acosta Classic - February 17 (an afternoon ride!)
Challenge yourself to ride as many laps of the Acosta Bridge as you can while supporting the Jared Bynum Scholarship Foundation supporting our local youth in Northeast Florida. On this short and completely closed bridge course, you can take your rest breaks at any point on the course. Last year, I even took a break at the top of the bridge to snap a photo and grab an extra cup of gatorade. This event is particularly well-suited to spectators, so bring your cheerleaders! Don’t forget to wear your NFBC jersey and sign in at the club tent to earn club miles! Registration fees are $45 for the 1 hour challenge and $75 for the 3 hour challenge. No additional fundraising required. Mark Atkins will be the ride leader for this event.
Katie Ride for Life - April 21st
This could be your month of April century ride! The Katie Ride for Life supports the Katie Caples foundation for organ donation and is a beautiful ride through Amelia Island. You also have the option to bring a mountain bike (like I did last year) and ride the Fort Clinch trail system. A fun run and triathlon are also available. Don’t forget to wear your NFBC jersey and sign in at the club tent to earn club miles! Registration fee is $50 with $125 additional tax-deductible fundraising required.
Rotary Bike Ride - August (?) - details TBD
A fun ride through Green Cove Springs. Registration fees are ~$45 and no additional fundraising is required. As soon as registration opens, I'll send an update.
BikeMS PGA Tour Cycle to the Shore - October 13-14
This was the main charity event of 2017 and could be your month of October century ride! We ride from Jacksonville to the Daytona Beach Hilton (a variety of routes if you don't want the big miles). We basically take over the Hilton and have a giant party on the patio with free beer, massages, great food, and fun. The next day, we all ride back to Jacksonville where the party continues at the finish line. Don’t forget to wear your NFBC jersey and sign in at the club tent in Daytona Beach to earn club miles! More details to come soon! Registration is $35 with an additional $250 in tax-deductible fundraising required. If you're new to the BikeMS event, I have some coupon codes for a free registration! I only have 10, so please respond to this email if you're interested in signing up! First 10 take them! All other team members can use code TEAMUP for a 15% discount on registration fees!
Tour de Cure - November 10 - details TBD
The Tour de Cure is back for 2018! We will send more details as soon as the official venue is announced. Registration fees are $10 with an additional $200 in tax-deductible fundraising required.
February 18, 2017 -Wrigley Memorial Ride
April 16, 2016 -KATIE RIDE FOR LIFE
October 22, 2016 - MS150 PGA TOUR CYCLE TO SHORE