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Palatka Bicycle Weekend
A CAAM Tour Series Event


Palatka Bicycle Weekend

14-15 April 2018

Welcome to the Palatka Bicycle Weekend.

We thank the Putnam County Tourist Development Council for being a local sponsor.


Come enjoy 1 or 2 days of cycling in the beautiful Palatka and St. John's River areas!

Saturday Routes

Saturday's route options include our Share the Road Century (103 miles), Metric Century (66 miles) and Buckman Lock Tour (22 miles).

Sunday Routes

On Sunday, we are introducing Road and River rides. We will use the "City of Palatka" river boat in conjunction with our bicycle rides which will start in Welaka. 

Distance Options:  26 or 50 miles

There are several options:

1 - Drive your bike to Welaka, load it on the bike trailer, board the "City of Palatka" for a lovely 2 hour trip on the the St. John's River, arriving at Renegades in time for lunch. Then bicycle either 25 or 50 miles back to Welaka on a supported ride. It's an extra $35 for the boat ride.

2 - Drive your bike to Welaka, cycle 25 or 50 miles on the supported route ending at Renegades for lunch. After lunch, load your bike on the trailer and board the "City of Palatka" for a leisurely trip back to Welaka on the St. Johns River where you will find your bicycle safe and sound. It's an extra $35 for the boat ride.

3 - Board the "City of Palatka" early in the morning with your bicycle for a ride to Welaka. Ride 25 or 50 miles to Renegades for lunch, ride 25 or 50 miles back to Welaka (or take the short 6 mile short-cut) to then board the boat with your bike for the trip back to Palatka. It's an extra $55 for the round trip from Palatka to Welaka.

4 - Drive down to Welaka with your bike, cycle either the 50 or 25 miles to Renegades for lunch, cycle back to Welaka - i.e. no boat ride.

There is limited space on the boat so early registrants will get the space on the boat.


 

Start Location - Welaka

 

Registration fees

Multi-Day Closed

Saturday and Sunday

    1. Registration closed

Saturday Only Closed

    1. Registration closed

Sunday Only Closed

    1. Registration closed

Boat Ride Only - Price at Checkout Closed

Saturday and/or Sunday Boat Rides

Route Options - Saturday

Start Times Routes Distances Maps
7:00 a.m. Share the Road Century 103 miles Map
7:30 a.m. Metric Century 66 miles Map
8:00 a.m. Buckman Lock Tour 22 miles Map

Share the Road Century

This year our century runs from Palatka south through San Mateo, Pomona Park, Welaka, Georgetown and Crescent City before returning via Pomona Park, San Mateo and Hastings. Cyclists will enjoy scenic country roads as they travel past two state forests and too many lakes to count. We'll feature rest stops at Lake Broward and Lake Stella, along with several more to keep your bottles and spirits topped up as you tour beautiful Putnam County!

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Metric Century

Our Metric Century follows a similar route as the full Century stopping at lovely Lake Broward before turning back towards the farms and fields of Hastings. Cyclists will finish their metric century along the newly completed East Palatka section of the Palatka - St. Augustine Trail.

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Buckman Lock Tour

Looking for something more than just a bike ride? Then the Buckman Lock Tour might just be for you! After leaving the Palatka waterfront this tour rolls by two additional Bartram sites - Ravine Gardens and Spalding's Lower Store - before reaching the Buckman Lock. Upon arriving at Buckman, cyclists will be treated to a tour of the Lock and a well stocked rest stop before returning to Palatka. 

Those wanting even more history on their ride can take a beautiful 2 mile diversion through the Ravine Gardens State Park (the park entry fee is included in your registration) and visit the Waterworks/Puc Puggy Trail Bartram site.

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Route Options - Sunday

Start Times Routes Distances Maps
7:00 a.m. to 9:00 am Welaka to Renegades 50 miles Map
7:00 a.m. to 9:00 am Welaka to Renegades 26 miles Map

Renegades to Welaka 50 miles Map

Renegades to Welaka 26 miles Map

Welaka to Renegades 50

If you want a longer ride, this is the one. It too will take you along country roads across Putnam County to Lake Broward for the first rest stop and then on to Crescent City where you can stop at the second rest stop on beautiful Lake Stella. Then continue back across the county and end at Renegades for a buffet lunch on the St. Johns River. You can then elect to ride back to Welaka the same way you came or take the 26 mile route back OR take the river boat back to Welaka. 5ad08df511412.jpg


Welaka to Renegades 26

If you want a longer ride, this is the one. It too will take you along country roads across Putnam County to Lake Broward for the first rest stop and then on to Crescent City where you can stop at the second rest stop on beautiful Lake Stella. Then continue back across the county and end at Renegades for a buffet lunch on the St. Johns River. You can then elect to ride back to Welaka the same way you came or take the 26 mile route back OR take the river boat back to Welaka. 5ad08e3383480.jpg


Renegades to Welaka 50

After you get to Renegades either by boat or by cycling, you can return to Welaka by either cycling or by boat. This is the reverse route from the morning 50 mile route from Welaka to Renegades. If you want to do a century, just do the 2 50 mile routes. 5ad08e5a241de.jpg


Renegades to Welaka 26

After you get to Renegades either by boat or by cycling, you can return to Welaka by either cycling or by boat. This is the reverse route from the morning 26 mile route from Welaka to Renegades. 5ad08e7e0a914.jpg


Sunday April 15th Schedule

Start Times Boat from Palatka to Welaka,
Boat from Welaka to Renegades & 
Cyclists Depart Welaka
7:00 a.m. Boat Leaves Palatka for Welaka 
($55 round-trip)
9:00 am Boat arrives in Welaka
7:00 am to 9:30 a.m. Cyclists leave Welaka for Renegades 
(no mass start)
9:30 p.m. Boat Leaves Welaka for Renegades 
($35 boat ride)

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Start Times Boat from Renegades to Welaka
Cyclists Depart Renegades
11:30 am Boat arrives at Renegades
11:30 am to 1:30 pm Lunch at Renegades
1:00 p.m. Boat leaves Renegades for Welaka
3:00 p.m. Boat arrives at Welaka

Packet Pickup

Packet Pickup Info
Day(s)
Start Time
End Time
Location
 Fri 13 Apr 2018
5:00 pm
9:00 pm
Uncork & Unwind
114 S 2nd St, Palatka, FL 32177

Accomodations

Check out great rates on local accommodations

Palatka is home to a variety of lodging options and sports a mix of prestigious national chain hotels near the start/finish location.


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Quality Inn & Suites Riverfront
201 N 1st St, Palatka, FL 32177
Rates:
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Ph: 386-328-3481
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Sleep Inn & Suites
3805 Reid St, Palatka, FL 32177
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Ph: 386-325-8889
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Saturday Start Location

249 Main St, Palatka, FL 32177

Weather Cancellation Policies

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

The safety of our participants and volunteers 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.

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Event Schedule

  • April 13 5:00 PM EDT - Early Check-In

  • April 14 6:00 AM EDT - Day of Event Check-in/Registration Opens

  • April 14 7:00 AM EDT - Rides start - Saturday

  • April 15 6:00 AM EDT - Day of Event Check-in/Registration Opens

  • April 15 7:00 AM EDT - Rides start - Sunday

Contact Information

Event Location

249 Main St, Palatka, FL 32177, United States

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