Tour de Forts Classic
|Sunday 28 April 2019|
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.
Your choice of either Special Event Socks or T-shirt included in registration fee.
You must order socks by February 14th and T-shirt by April 1st.
Arrive on Friday or Saturday and make your ride a weekend getaway.
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 Route
70 miles | Blue Route
56 miles | Orange Route
37 miles | Green Route
26 miles | Red Route
|7:30 a.m.||Century||100 miles||Map | GPX| TCX|
|7:30 a.m.||Metric Century Plus||70 miles||Map | GPX | TCX|
|7:30 a.m.||Metric Century||56 miles||Map | GPX | TCX|
|7:30 a.m.||Half-Metric Century||37 miles||Map | GPX | TCX|
|8:00 a.m.||Quarter Century||26 miles||Map | GPX | TCX|
Special Event Socks
Order your jersey by March 17th and it will be shipped to you before the event.
All orders placed between March 18th and May 5th will be delivered to your address by June 14th.
* 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 size 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 27 April 2019||1:00 pm||4:00 pm||St Augustine High School
3205 Varella Ave, St Augustine, FL 32084
|Sun 27 April 2019||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 26 mile riders as a group after longer distance riders have left but no later than 8:00 AM.
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.
Find more St. Augustine accommodations through VisitStAugustine.com below:
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. You may purchase cancellation insurance during the registration process.
If for some reason you cannot attend the ride after registering, you can have someone pick up your T-shirt or socks 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 27 1:00 PM EDT - Packet Pickup -St. Augustine High School (1 pm to 4 pm)
April 28 6:30 AM EDT - Day of Event Registration Opens
April 28 7:30 AM EDT - Ride start - Century (100 miles)
April 28 7:30 AM EDT - Ride start - Metric Century (70 miles)
April 28 7:30 AM EDT - Ride start - Metric Century Plus (56 miles)
April 28 7:30 AM EDT - Ride start - Half-Metric Century (37 miles)
April 28 8:00 AM EDT - Ride start - Quarter Century (25 miles)