Tour de Forts Classic
|Sunday, April 29, 2018|
Come ride with us in the footsteps of history on coastal roads past the Castillo de San Marcos to Fort Matanzas. On the longer routes ride through farmlands, on the Palatka-to-St. Augustine State Trail and along the St. Johns River.
Take your pick of five routes: 26, 37, 56, 70 and 100 miles.
Spend Saturday visiting Florida's Historic First Coast and exploring the ancient City of St. Augustine, named the #1 domestic-travel destination by Money Magazine.
Average temperatures in late April range from the 60s to the 80s for perfect biking and sightseeing weather.
|North Florida Bicycle Club Members|
|Save $10 on your registration fee|
|Click the button below to obtain the promo code|
100 miles | Yellow Arrows
56 miles | Orange Arrows
37 miles | Green Arrows
Order your jersey by March 18th and receive it before the event.
All orders placed between March 19th and May 6th will be delivered to your address by June 15th.
* 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
|Sat, April 28, 2018||1:00 pm||4:00 pm||St Augustine High School|
3205 Varella Ave, St Augustine, FL 32084
|Sun, April 29, 2018||6:30 am||St Augustine High School|
3205 Varella Ave, St Augustine, FL 32084
|7:30 am||8:00 am|
|10:30 am||4:30 pm|
Rider release plan
All 37, 56, 70 and 100 mile riders should line up according to the pace they expect to ride, with faster cyclists (23+ mph pace) up front and slower cyclists (12-14 mph) toward the back. Cyclists will be released at short intervals in groups of about fifty. Teams and groups of friends should be side-by-side at the start and request that the rope handlers keep you together.
To divide riders into groups, we will have two sets of rope handlers. When it is safe to go, the front rope will be dropped and the back rope moved to the front as riders in the front group depart. The ropes will be passed over your heads to form the next group. Please assist the rope handlers so the release goes smoothly and efficiently.
We will release 25 mile riders as a group after longer distance riders have left.
SAFETY IS THE TOP PRIORITY AT NORTH FLORIDA BICYCLE CLUB EVENTS
Your behavior on the ride will affect not only your personal safety but also the safety of those around you. The success of this event depends on every one of us behaving responsibly and taking care of ourselves and one another.
Please download and review the following safety information before the ride:
Safety Not Speed-presentation with pictures that highlight various cautions and hazards along the routes. Be informed before riding!
This is a ride and not a race.
In case of injury or other situations:
Please approach the school from Lewis Speedway, turning onto Varella. Follow the directions of the volunteers who will direct you to the lots.
Parking is available at the north and south ends of the High School and on either side of the circle in the front of the school. You may also park on the grass on Varella Ave in front of the school and on School House Road. On Varella the grass is wide enough that you should be able to park head in.
Volunteers should park in the south lot. There is also parking available in the strip mall just north of Varella on Lewis Speedway.
Do not park in the church lot at the corner of Varella and Del Monte.
Please be considerate of your fellow cyclists; parking will be sufficient but tight.
Click here for map of parking areas.
St Augustine sports a mix of cozy inns, family-owned motels, spacious vacation rentals and prestigious national chain hotels.
Additional popular lodging options for this beautiful natural area are campgrounds and recreational vehicle parks.
|500 South Legacy Trail, St. Augustine, FL 32092|
|Rates: $144 thru 30 March 2018|
|541 A1A Beach Blvd, St Augustine, FL 32080|
|2010 N Ponce de Leon Blvd, St Augustine, FL 32084|
|1111 N. Ponce De Leon Blvd, St. Augustine, FL 32084|
|Rates: $129 - Fri/Sat, $74 Sun|
|Promo Code: NFB|
|2050 N. Ponce De Leon Blvd, St. Augustine, FL 32084|
|Promo Code: NFB|
Find more St. Augustine accommodations through VisitStAugustine.com below:
|Fountain of Youth|
|Aquarium / Snorkeling|
|saaquarium.com||20% off admission and snorkeling|
|Pirate Ship – Black Raven|
|BlackRavenAdventures.com||20% off discount|
|Red Boat Water Tour|
|redboatwatertours.com||$12 + tax and fees|
|up to 20% off|
|www.villazorayda.com||discounted rate of $7 + tax|
|www.amicistaugustine.com||10% discount -|
4/27 thru 4/29
|Sat Night at Scarlett O'hara's|
|http://www.scarlettoharas.net/||10% off - Saturday Night|
A portion of your registration fee will go to support our Pedaling for Safety Campaign. There is no additional fundraising required for this event.
Pedaling for Safety's mission is to promote safety for people who bicycle along Florida's First Coast. Our vision is zero fatalities or serious injuries from bicycling in our region.
Please consider making an additional contribution to support our efforts as you complete the registration process.
Sorry, but there is no rain date and we cannot offer refunds. The event takes place, rain or shine. If for some reason you cannot attend the ride after registering, you can have someone pick up your T-shirt for you at the ride or you can pick it up at the next scheduled NFBC club meeting. Otherwise, it becomes the property of the club.
April 28 1:00 PM EDT - Packet Pickup -St. Augustine High School (1 pm to 4 pm)
April 29 6:30 AM EDT - Day of Event Registration Opens
April 29 7:30 AM EDT - Ride start - Century (100 miles)
April 29 7:30 AM EDT - Ride start - Metric Century (70 miles)
April 29 7:30 AM EDT - Ride start - Metric Century Plus (56 miles)
April 29 7:30 AM EDT - Ride start - Half-Metric Century (37 miles)
April 29 8:00 AM EDT - Ride start - Quarter Century (25 miles)