Tour de Melon
2 June 2018


  • Choose from either a Road Route or multiple paved Trail Routes
  • Terrain is flat.
  • Well-marked rural highways.
  • Route maps will be available at the registration table.
  • Approximate rides of 20, 40, 60 miles on Rails-to-Trails paved Trail and 50, 100 mile road routes!
  • 100 mile ride is a great “starter” ride for anyone wanting to do their first Century ride.
  • Rest/snack stops provided on all routes.
  • SAG service provided.Helmets are required. This also includes children riding in bike seats and/or buggies. Cyclists must obey all traffic rules.

This is a ride, not a race. Plan on riding at a rate appropriate to your training.

After your ride, swing by downtown Chiefland and 
visit the 64th Annual Chiefland Watermelon Festival:

Watermelon festival image

Registration Fees


100 miles | Yellow Arrows


50 miles | Orange Arrows

Trail - 58 miles

Blue Arrows | Nature Coast Trail - To Cross City and Trenton

Trail - 43 Miles

Blue Arrows | Nature Coast Trail - To Cross City

Trail - 32 Miles

Blue Arrows | Nature Coast Trail - To Trenton

Trail - 20 Miles

Blue Arrows | Nature Coast Trail - To Suwannee River Trestle Bridge

Upcoming CAAM Tour Series Events

Spring 2018 Events


Route Options

Start TimesRoutesDistancesElev/ftMaps
7:30 a.m.Century100 miles Map
7:30 a.m.Half Century50 miles Map
7:30 a.m.Trail - 58 miles58 miles
7:30 a.m.Trail - 43 miles43 miles Map
7:30 a.m.Trail - 32 miles32 miles Map
7:30 a.m.Trail - 20 miles20 miles Map

Packet Pickup

Day(s)Start TimeEnd TimeLocation
Fri 01 Jun 20185:00 pm 8:00 pmBeef O'Brady's 
 Sat 02 Jun 20186:00 am 9:00 am  

Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events

Friday 01 June 2018

Saturday 02 June 2018

Before the Ride

  • 6:30 a.m. – 7:15 a.m. – Strickland Park
    • Check-in opens
    • On-site registration
    • Packet-pickup
  • 7:20 a.m. – Greeting and National Anthem
  • 7:30 a.m. – Mass Ride Start – All distances
    • Century and half-century riders upfront
    • Trail riders behind century and half-century riders

After the Ride

  • BBQ meal provided
  • Beer Garden – 1 free beer per rider
  • Water Mister
  • Music
  • Mingling

Weather Cancellation Policies

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

The safety of our participants and volunteers 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.

Start Location

Event Schedule

  • June 1 6:00 PM EDT - Packet Pickup - Beef O'Brady's - 6 pm to 8 pm

  • June 2 7:30 AM EDT - Day of Event Check-in/Registration Opens

  • June 2 7:30 AM EDT - Ride start - Century (100 miles)

  • June 2 7:30 AM EDT - Ride start - Half Century (50 miles)

  • June 2 7:30 AM EDT - Ride start - All Trail Distances

Contact Information

Event Location

Orlando, FL, United States

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