|8 April 2017|
The Hibiscus Ride includes multiple routes all designed to highlight the beautiful scenery of Indian River County, including shore-line and lagoon views and historic Vero Beach neighborhoods.
The Hibiscus Ride offers a Metric Century with a designated route of 70 miles making it a Metric Century Plus. A 50 mile route and a half-metric 34 mile route will be provided as well as an 11 mile more casual route for riders interested in a shorter ride. All routes are subject to change.
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".
This is a rain or shine event.
Click below for a map to the start location:
|Registration Fee Schedule|
|Metric Century Plus||70||$50||$55||$60|
|Reg Period End Date||26 Mar 2017||7 Apr 2017||8 Apr 2017|
For non-riders or previous registrants that want to order our really cool Hibiscus Ride merchandise!
The rides begin and end at the annual Hibiscus Festival featuring two full days of art, music and food in Historic Downtown Vero Beach. All activities associated with the ride event will be shut down at 2:30 p.m.
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.
|Friday, April 7|
|10:00 am to 6:00 pm||Packet Pick Up|
|Orchid Island Bikes & Kayaks
1175 Commerce Ave
Vero Beach, FL 32960
|Saturday, April 8|
|6:30 am - 7:30 am||Check-in and Registration Opens|
|Vero Beach Train Station, 2336 14th Ave, Vero Beach, FL 32960|
Ride Start - 70 Mile Riders
|8:45 am||Ride Start - 50 Mile Riders|
Ride Start - 34 Mile Riders
Ride Start - 11 Mile Casual R
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.
|Start Times / Routes / Distances / Maps|
|8:00 a.m.||Metric Century Plus||70 miles||Map|
|8:45 a.m.||Half Century||50 miles||Map|
|9:15 a.m.||Half-Metric Century||34 miles||Map|
|10:30 a.m.||Quarter-Metric Century||11 miles||Map|
|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|
|• More fit individuals who ride longer and faster, between 14-18 mph|
|• 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|
|611 20th Place, Vero Beach, Florida, 32960|
Limited Quantity of Special Rate Rooms
Call Hotel with event code "Hibiscus Ride"
At a Glance:
|Enjoy a relaxing stay near the Florida coast at Hampton Inn & Suites Vero Beach Downtown. Located at State Road 60 and Sixth Avenue, our newly opened hotel is within walking distance to Miracle Mile shops and restaurants and just minutes to Atlantic Ocean beaches. Spend a sunny afternoon at the Vero Beach Fashion Outlets, or treat the family to a performance or comedy show at Riverside Theatre. Vero Beach Sports Village hosts tournaments, special events and concerts – just three miles away. Business travelers will find easy access to area corporations and Vero Beach Municipal Airport.
Each modern guest room at our Vero Beach downtown hotel features a microwave, mini-refrigerator, coffeemaker and a clean and fresh Hampton bed®. Stay connected with free WiFi access, and plan tomorrow's outings on the handy lap desk while watching the 42-inch HDTV. Select a studio suite for more space, a bar sink and sofa bed, ideal for extended stays.
Wake up to Hampton's free hot breakfast or if you're off to the beach, grab a free Hampton On the Run™ Breakfast Bag, available Monday through Friday. Refresh with a swim in the outdoor pool, and work out in our fitness center with the latest equipment. Printing, photo copying and fax services are available in the 24-hour business center to prepare for a meeting. Host your next event for 80 guests in 1,900 sq. ft. of well-equipped function space.
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April 8 6:30 AM EDT - 6:30 am to 7:30 am - Check-in / Registration
April 8 8:00 AM EDT - 8:00 am - Ride Starts - Metric + Century 70 Mile Riders
April 8 8:45 AM EDT - 8:45 am - Ride Starts - 50 Mile Riders
April 8 9:15 AM EDT - 9:15 am - Ride Starts - Half-Metric Century 34 Mile Riders
April 8 10:30 AM EDT - 10:30 am - Ride Starts - 11 Mile Casual Riders