The Hibiscus Ride
The Hibiscus Ride offers multiple routes all designed to highlight the beautiful scenery of Indian River County, including shore-line and lagoon views and historic neighborhoods.
The Hibiscus Ride is distinguished by offering both an English Century (100 mile), and Metric Century (100 kilometers or 62 miles). The designated route for The Hibiscus Ride Metric Century is 67 miles making it a Metric Century Plus. A 31 mile route and a 10 mile route will also be presented for riders interested in shorter rides.
There will be numerous designated rest stops along the way for riders to refresh with food and water.
The Hibiscus Ride starts and ends at
The Indian River County Historical Society, the "Vero Beach Historical Train Station".
Click below for a map to the start location:
|Registration Period||Registration Dates||100 miles||68 miles||32 miles||11 miles|
|Regular||Thru Mar 31, 2016||$45||$45||$45||$45|
|Late||Thru Apr 8, 2016||$50||$50||$50||$50|
|Day-of-Event||April 9, 2016||$60||$60||$60||$60|
The Hibiscus Ride is a Rain or Shine Event.
|Oct 1 - Apr 8||FREE|
The rides begin and end at the annual Hibiscus Festival featuring two full days of art, music and food in Historic Downtown Vero Beach.
This is a social event and not a race. Main Street Vero Beach (a not-for-profit) Vero Cycling, Inc. (a not-for-profit) ABSOLUTELY PROHIBIT ANY FORM OF RACING during this entire event. SAFETY for all participants is an ABSOLUTE PRIORITY to the organizers and operators of this ride. There will be ZERO tolerance for ANY FORM OF RACING. ANY participants who engage in, promote, encourage or condone any form of racing WILL BE EJECTED and denied any ride prizes or premiums.
Main Street Vero Beach (MSVB) is a non-profit organization affiliated with the Florida Main Street program, part of the State Division of Historical Resources and is a member of The National Main Street Center a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The Hibiscus Festival is a yearly celebration for the City of Vero Beach, to increase awareness of the historic downtown sector, raise funds for Main Street Vero Beach that work toward the preservation and growth of the area and encourages community participation from residents, organizations and businesses.
Vero Cycling, Inc. is a member based non-profit organization formed to promote cycling in Indian River County, Florida; to encourage all cyclists of all levels, from beginning to advanced; to advocate for cycling related interests; to promote safe cycling; and to encourage respect among cyclists and non-cyclists.
Jerseys and Cycling Cap orders will be delivered after the event at a date to be determined.
Men's and Women's sizes available!
|Friday, April 8|
|10:00 am to 6:00 pm||Packet Pick Up|
|Orchid Island Bikes & Kayaks
1175 Commerce Ave
Vero Beach, FL 32960
|Saturday, April 9|
|6:30 am - 7:30 am||Check-in and Registration Opens|
|Vero Beach Train Station, 2336 14th Ave, Vero Beach, FL 32960|
|7:30 am||Ride Start - Century Riders|
|8:00 am||Ride Start - 70 Mile Riders|
|9:00 am||Ride Start - 34 Mile Riders|
|10:00 am||Ride Start - 11 Miles / Casual Riders|
Riders are encouraged to park in the Indian River County Courthouse parking garage at 2000 16th Avenue.
The ride start is three blocks away. Streets will be closed for The Hibiscus Festival setup at 6:00 am.
Please direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|100 Miles - Hibiscus Century - Click Here for Map||7:30 a.m.|
|70 Miles - Metric "Plus" Century - Click Here for Map||8:00 a.m.|
|34 Miles - Hibiscus Half-Metric Century - Click Here for Map||9:00 a.m.|
|11 Miles - Casual Ride - Click Here for Map||10:00 a.m.|
|Route Keys Defined|
|• For the rider who can do 100 miles at a time|
|• A very fit individual who rides at a faster pace of 16-20+ mph|
|• Rides 100+ miles a week|
|• For the rider who can do 40-80 miles at a time|
|• More fit individuals who ride longer and faster, between 14-18 mph|
|• Rides between 50-100 miles a week|
|• For the rider who can do 20-30 miles at a time|
|• Recreational riders who enjoy a relaxed pace of 10-14mph|
|• Rides under 40 miles a week|
April 9 6:30 AM EDT - 6:30 am to 7:00 am - Check-in / Registration
April 9 7:30 AM EDT - 7:30 am - Ride Starts - Century Riders
April 9 8:00 AM EDT - 8:00 am - Ride Starts - Metric Century Riders
April 9 9:00 AM EDT - 9:00 am - Ride Starts - Half-Metric Century Riders
April 9 10:00 AM EDT - 10:00 am - Ride Starts - Casual Riders