Endless Summer Watermelon Ride
10 September 2017


The North Florida Bicycle Club brings you a classic one-day bicycle event designed for all road cyclists, the 28th Annual Endless Summer Watermelon Ride.

Enjoy a wonderful bike ride on scenic Amelia Island through historic, tree lined Fernandina Beach, along the ocean and south to the Talbot Island State Parks. Come check out the League of American Bicyclists’ 2013 Bronze Level award winner, Fernandina Beach. Take your pick of five routes: 19, 30, 55, 75 and 101 miles. 

We'll provide pre-ride snacks, rest stops stocked with food, water and Gatorade, marked routes, maps, mechanical support, SAGs, motorcycle safety escorts in Fernandina Beach, and a post-ride lunch.

Register before August 27th
to guarantee your official t-shirt!

Registration Fees

Century

100 miles | Yellow Arrows

Price Increase in 32 days
Jun 1 - Aug 27 Current Price $60.00
Aug 28 - Sep 9 $65.00
Sep 10 - Sep 10 $70.00

Metric Century Plus

75 miles | Pink Arrows

Price Increase in 32 days
Jun 1 - Aug 27 Current Price $60.00
Aug 28 - Sep 9 $65.00
Sep 10 - Sep 10 $70.00

Metric Century

55 miles | Orange Arrows

Price Increase in 32 days
Jun 1 - Aug 27 Current Price $60.00
Aug 28 - Sep 9 $65.00
Sep 10 - Sep 10 $70.00

Half-Metric Century

30 miles | Green Arrows

Price Increase in 32 days
Jun 1 - Aug 27 Current Price $60.00
Aug 28 - Sep 9 $65.00
Sep 10 - Sep 10 $70.00

Quarter Century

19 miles | Aqua Arrows

Price Increase in 32 days
Jun 1 - Aug 27 Current Price $60.00
Aug 28 - Sep 9 $65.00
Sep 10 - Sep 10 $70.00

North Florida Bicycle Club Members

North Florida Bicycle Members
Save $10 on your registration fee
Click the button below to obtain the promo code

Route Options

Start Times Routes Distances Elev/ft PDF Maps
7:30 a.m. Century 100 miles   PDF Map
7:30 a.m. Metric Century Plus 75 miles   PDF Map
7:30 a.m. Metric Century 55 miles   PDF Map
8:15 a.m. Half-Metric Century 30 miles   PDF Map
8:15 a.m. Quarter Century 19 miles   PDF Map

Endless Summer Watermelon Ride Jersey

Endless Summer Watermelon Ride Jersey

 

 

Click Here to Order Your Endless Summer Watermelon Ride Jersey

Order your jersey by July 30th and receive it by the event.

All orders placed between July 31st and Sptember 17th will be shipped to your address by October 27th.

* Only $55!
* Men's and Women's Sizes Available!
* YKK Easy-grip full length invisible zipper for a refined, clean look
* Comfortable compression sleeve-opening hem
* 3 rear pockets
* Super soft COOLMAX Active Micro-poly material means you will remain cool, dry and comfortable even after hours on the road
* 100% Anti-bacterial polyester mesh fabric
* Provides excellent UV protection

Please note: No refunds or exchanges on event jerseys
where the sizes measure true to sizing table. 

Looking for a relaxed fit? We suggest ordering one size up!

To see the size chart, click on the link below
Size Charts

Accommodations

 

Amelia Hotel at the Beach

1997 South Fletcher Avenue, Fernandina Beach, FL

Rates
Promo Code:  
Ph: 904-206-5200
Make Reservation

Logo of Comfort Suites Comfort Suites Oceanview Amelia Island

2801 Atlantic Ave, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

Rates
Promo Code:  
Ph: 904-261-0193
Make Reservation

Days Inn & Suites Amelia Island
2707 Sadler Rd, Amelia Island, FL 32034
Rates: $126.65/night + Tax
Promo Code:  Must call 866-820-2718 for discounted rate
Ph: 904-277-2300
Make Reservation

Hampton Inn & Suites Amelia Island-Historic Harbor Front
19 S 2nd St, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Rates: $155/night - $169/night + tax
Promo Code:  NFB
Ph: 904-491-4911
Make Reservation

Hampton Inn Amelia Island at Fernandina Beach
2549 Sadler Rd, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Rates: $152/night + tax
Promo Code:  $152/night + tax / Call to reserve for rate
Ph: 904-321-1111
Make Reservation

Logo of Residence Inn Marriott Residence Inn by Marriott
2301 Sadler Rd, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Rates: $159/night + tax
Promo Code:  2017 WATERMELON RIDE
Ph: 904-277-2440
Make Reservation

Seaside Amelia Inn
2900 Atlantic Ave, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Rates
Promo Code:  
Ph: 904-206-5300
Make Reservation

Campgrounds
Little Talbot State Park 
17 miles
https://www.reserveamerica.com/camping/little-talbot-island-state-park/r/facilityDetails.do?contractCode=FL&parkId=281049 
Crooked River State (GA)
33 miles
https://www.reserveamerica.com/camping/crooked-river-state-park/r/facilityDetails.do?contractCode=GA&parkId=530149
Horne Lake RV Resort
19 miles

Call 904-225-2080
http://www.goodsamclub.com/travel/campgroundsandrvparks/generalinfo.aspx?cgid=900000739

Pecan Park RV Resort
23 miles 

Pecan Park RV Resort

NFBC Pedaling for Safety Campaign

A portion of your registration fee will go to support our Pedaling for Safety Campaign.

There is no additional fundraising required for this event. We want you to enjoy the ride and have great day! 

Please consider making an additional contribution to support this worthy cause. Just click on Donation when you register. 

Packet Pickup

Day(s) Start Time End Time Location
Sat, Sep 9, 2017 12:30 pm  4:00 pm Fernandina Beach Recreation
2500 Atlantic Ave, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Sun, Sep 10, 2017  6:30 am 8:15 am  Fernandina Beach Recreation
2500 Atlantic Ave, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
 
Packet Pickup Details

Every registrant will be required to sign a "hard" (printed) copy of the ride waiver before receiving a ride packet. Copies will be available at the registration desk.

If you are picking up a ride packet for someone else, they should obtain a Endless Summer Watermelon Ride 2017 Adult Ride Waiver, sign it and give it to you to bring when you pick up their ride packet. 

NO EXCEPTIONS. NO SIGNED WAIVER. NO PACKET. 

Ride Rules

WE WANT THIS TO BE A FUN, FAMILY EVENT!

This will be a monitored ride. Wrist bands and bibs will be issued and required to be worn during this ride.
Helmets are required. 
Each bicycle must be equipped with at least one brake that meets the requirement of FS 316.2065(14).Headphones are prohibited by Florida State Law, per FS 316.304. No use of aerobars while riding in a paceline.

To maintain a safe, fun, family oriented ride for everyone, we expect that riders will obey all traffic regulations and police officers. Riders must follow standard, well-accepted safe cycling practices which will be emphasized in the pre-ride safety briefings. Ride marshals will be on the route to monitor compliance and provide assistance pending the arrival of SAGs or emergency personnel, as appropriate.

Start Location

Weather Cancellation Policies

This is a Rain or Shine event.  No refunds or transfers.

Safety is our most important concern and if any of the threatening weather conditions are present the day of the event (tornado warning, tornado watch, thunderstorm, heavy rain or a hurricane decides to visit), the event may be delayed or canceled. When weather conditions or other physical conditions present a danger to participants, such conditions fall under the label “acts of mother nature,” it will not result in refunding of any event entry fees or future event credits, since funds were already spent in preparation for your event day.

Event Schedule

  • September 9 12:30 PM EDT - Early Packet Pickup - 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm - Fernandina Beach Recreation Center

  • September 10 6:30 AM EDT - Day of Event Check-in/Registration Opens

  • September 10 7:30 AM EDT - Ride start - Century (100 miles)

  • September 10 7:30 AM EDT - Ride start - Metric Century Plus (75 miles)

  • September 10 7:30 AM EDT - Ride start - Metric Century (55 miles)

  • September 10 8:15 AM EDT - Ride start - Half-Metric Century (30 miles)

  • September 10 8:15 AM EDT - Ride start - Quarter Centuy (19 miles)

Contact Information

Event Location

Fernandina Beach Recreation, Atlantic Avenue, Fernandina Beach, FL, United States

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