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9AM NFBC & MTCCNF Memorial Day Ride & Picnic - A/B+ 55 miles - B/C+ 48 miles, Click here to Register

Monday, May 27, 2024, 9:00 AM
Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail
1804 Imeson Road
Jacksonville , FL  32220
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Peyman - Ata-Abadi
Ride Leader 55 Miler
Clyde Riggs
Ride Leader
Club Ride
Registration is required before Monday, May 27, 2024 at 11:00 AM
Payment In Full In Advance Only
NFBC members only ride. Non-members may try 3 NFBC rides before joining. You must sign the ride waiver to participate in the ride and to earn club points and mileage. There will be a Safety Briefing Meeting 10 minutes before the start of the ride. Please arrive at the starting point early enough to get set up before the pre-ride meeting. Helmets are required on all NFBC rides.
No Fee
No Fee
**For this event only** The new warehouse next door is allowing us to use them for overflow parking

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Join the NFBC & MTCCNF Joint Memorial Day Ride & Picnic as we celebrate and remember those who gave their lives for our country from the American Revolution to the present day. This ride starts at the Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail and travels on some familiar and some new roads to Thomas Creek where on May 17, 1777 a group of American Calvary Militia was ambushed by a mixed force of British Army, Loyalist Militia, and Indians at the Battle of Thomas Creek. 
The C/S group will do a 36 mile route led by Clyde Riggs and have an 8:30AM START TIME. The B group will do a 48 mile route and the A group will do a 55 mile route and have a 9AM START TIME.  Our destination is the Jacksonville National Cemetery and if all goes well we will all arrive at the same time at about 10:30AM.  We will wait for the entire group to show up before holding a brief ceremony to pay our respects.  After the ceremony we will ride over to nearby Thomas Creek Park.  
At Thomas Creek we will stop for an early picnic lunch (So don't eat a big breakfast!). It will feature the All-American hot dog, snacks, Gatorade & cold water. 
After eating we will head  back to the Rail Trail. 
You are encouraged to wear Red, White & Blue, military or other patriotic jerseys. (Note: We are only allowed to bring our bicycles into the circular parking lot of the cemetery grounds.Do no tride on the paths in the cemetery).

Event Schedule


8:15 - C/S Riders meet at the Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail

8:30 - C/S Riders will depart the Rail Trail and ride to the Jacksonville National Cemetery

  • C/S group will ride 17 mile to the cemetery

8:45 - A & B Riders meet at Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail

9:00 - A & B Riders will depart in 2 groups and all meet at the Jacksonville National Cemetery

  • A group will ride 27 miles to the cemetery

  • B group will ride 21 miles to the cemetery

10:30 – We will all meet at the cemetery to pay our respects

10:45 – We will ride a short distance to the Thomas Creek Fish Camp Park. 

10:45 to 11:45 – We will have a picnic provided by the NFBC and MTCCNF. 

11:45 – We will depart Thomas Creek and head back to the rail trail by 2 routes

  • C/S group -17 miles back to the rail trail

  • A/B group - 27 miles back to the rail trail

2021 Memorial day ride  

The actual mileage is 55 & 48 (the buttons below mistakenly show 54 & 47)