30th Annual IntraCoastal Waterway Century
The Most Scenic Ride in Florida
|IntraCoastal Waterway Century|
|28 October 2018|
This ride will have you cycling alongside and over the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway. Brevard's most beautiful natural and historical landmarks also lay along this course—including the Kennedy Space Center Complex. In one day you will ride by Rocket Gardens, over sailboats, through wildlife preserves, and under shady oaks lining charming neighborhood roads. This course begs you to savor its delightful sights—and maybe even stop for a few spectacular photos.
A few highlights:
• Cross over three bridges and three different bodies of water. The Eau Gallie Causeway lifts you high over the ICW while the low-slung Mather's Swing Bridge brings you down to eye-level with the dolphins and Dragon Boat Race teams as they pass beneath you.
• Cycle right through the home of heroes and legends—the Kennedy Space Center— where you’ll pass near the Rocket Gardens, launch pads, and the center's impressive 60-acre solar farm.
• Relish riding through the shady Pine Island Conservation Area and 880-acre Wildlife Sanctuary while you watch for alligators and marvel at one of the oldest standing structures in Florida—the historic Sam House.
• Peddle along the edge of the Indian River Lagoon, side-by-side with the manatees and Great Blue Herons. The sweet river breeze will keep you going.
• Take in the quaint 125-year-old Saint Luke's Episcopal Church with its Carpenter Gothic Style and iconic-looking graveyard.
• Wind through Crooked Mile Road and the enchanting homesteads on Merritt Island. Some date back to the turn of the century and were once pineapple and citrus farms.
• Spot the classic, rod-iron-gated Georgiana Cemetery with its moss-dripping oaks; it's sure to capture your imagination as you cruise by. And one special curve is home to a lovely church that was built with lumber delivered by sailboat from St. Augustine in 1886.
• Coast over the finish line and celebrate completing your ride in the riverfront town of Cocoa Village with a post-ride meal.
This year's event takes place Sunday, October 28, starting at 8:00am from the Cocoa Civic Center in downtown Cocoa Village, FL. This is a fully-supported ride that includes stocked SAG/Rest Stops, roving SAG/mechanical support, a light breakfast and a hearty refreshing dinner after the ride.
• Double Metric (200km/125 mile)
New route in 2018, this Double Metric is designed for ultra-distance athletes wanting to really stretch themselves.
• Full Imperial Century (100 mile)
New feature in 2018, those attempting this 100mi distance for the first time can pace themselves under the guidance of an SCFW Ride Leader, who can assist where needed.
• Metric Century (100km/65 mile)
New feature in 2018, those attempting this 100km distance for the first time can pace themselves under the guidance of an SCFW Ride Leader, who can assist where needed.
• 1/2 and 1/4 Metric Centuries (28 & 14 mile)
For guests wanting shorter and more relaxed rides, we continue to offer escorted rides along the scenic Indian River roadways. The 14-mile ride is safe, escorted, and pace-controlled—perfect for active young families and beginners (bring helmets for everyone). The 28-mile ride extends the 14-miler, just a little farther, but no less enchanting.
And for those not riding, there are plenty of local activities in and around the riverside Cocoa Village. Bring your loved ones for a relaxing day where you can stroll the Indian River walkway, explore quaint boutiques housed in historic buildings, eat old fashioned ice cream, or rest a spell at a Victorian coffee house, English pub, Bavarian biergarten or American bistro.
Everyone will be in for a memorable day, on or off the bike.
100 miles - 162km
65 miles - 100km
28 miles - 45 km
14 miles - 23km
125 Miles - 200km
Please read our Event Policies for refund and safety information. Registrations are transferable online, no refunds, event will take place rain or shine.
Your entry fee includes:
There should be plenty of parking in the immediate area around the Civic Center. If you arrive early you can park close to the Civic Center. However, if you arrive later please use Brevard Ave and Florida Ave when looking for parking. After 7:00am, Delannoy Ave between Church and Harrison Streets, and Harrison St adjoining Cocoa Riverfront Park will be blocked off for gathering riders. Lee Wenner Park can be accessed via Riveredge Blvd.
Please observe all parking signs as you may be towed.
This is a Rain or Shine event. No refunds or transfers.
Safety is the most important thing 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.
October 27 1:00 PM EDT - Walkin registration and Packet Pickup at the Cocoa Civic Center - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
October 28 6:00 AM EDT - Walkin registration and Packet Pickup at the Cocoa Civic Center - 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
October 28 8:00 AM EDT - Double Metric, Full Imperial and Metric Century start
October 28 8:15 AM EDT - Family Fun ride (28 and 14 mile) start