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Tour de Melon
01 June 2019 | Chiefland, FL

RIDE INFORMATION

Hosted by Suwannee Valley Rotary Club

  • 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.

**PLEASE NOTE:  SAG support scheduled to end & All rest stops close by 3:00

Registration fees

Century Closed

Registration closed
  • 100 miles | 7:30 am start time

    1. Registration closed

Half-Century Closed

Registration closed
  • 50 miles | 7:30 am start time

    1. Registration closed

Trail Ride Closed

Registration closed
  • Choose Your Distance | 7:30 am start time

    1. Registration closed

Route Maps

Start Times Routes Distances Maps
7:30 a.m. Century 100 miles Map
7:30 a.m. Half Century 50 miles Map
7:30 a.m. Trail - 58 miles 58 miles Map
7:30 a.m. Trail - 43 miles 43 miles Map
7:30 a.m. Trail - 32 miles 32 miles Map
7:30 a.m. Trail - 20 miles 20 miles Map

Packet Pickup

Day(s) Start Time End Time Location
Fri 31 May 2019 6:00 pm  8:00 pm Beef O'Brady's 
 Sat 01 Jun 2019 6:00 am  7:15 am  Strickland Park 

Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events

Friday 31 May 2019

Saturday 01 June 2019

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

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

Start Location

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.

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Event Schedule

  • May 31 6:00 PM EDT - Packet Pickup - Beef O'Brady's - 6 pm to 8 pm

  • June 1 7:30 AM EDT - Day of Event Check-in/Registration Opens

  • June 1 7:30 AM EDT - Ride start - Century (100 miles)

  • June 1 7:30 AM EDT - Ride start - Half Century (50 miles)

  • June 1 7:30 AM EDT - Ride start - All Trail Distances

Contact Information

Event Location

Chiefland, FL, United States

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