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Ride for the Arts Gran Fondo
Sunday 05 May 2019 | Ocala, FL

2019 RIDE FOR THE ARTS GRAN FONDO

There’s a ride for all levels with the the 70 mile Gran Fondo, the 40 mile Medio, and the 15 mile Piccolo, an escorted ride for kids, families, and beginners.

The Gran Fondo and Medio routes cover beautiful and challenging rolling hills dotted with giant live oak trees draped with Spanish moss.

Cyclists will ride through Horse Capital of the World passing majestic horse farms with paddocks full of mommas and their spring babies.

All Gran Fondo,  Medio Fondo and Piccolo Fondo participants will receive a Ride for the Arts finisher medal!


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Days Until We Roll!

Registration fees

Gran Fondo - Non-Competitive

Price changes in 1 month 29 days
  • 70 Miles - 8:00 am start | Non-Competitive | No timing chips or timed segments

    1. $65.00

      Regular Pricing

      Now registering Feb 11 – Apr 21
      Register
    2. $70.00

      Late Pricing

      Apr 22 – May 4
    3. $75.00

      Event Day Pricing

      May 5 – May 5

Medio Ride

Price changes in 1 month 29 days
  • 40 miles - 8:15 am start | Two Timed-Segments

    1. $60.00

      Regular Pricing

      Now registering Feb 11 – Apr 21
      Register
    2. $65.00

      Late Pricing

      Apr 22 – May 4
    3. $70.00

      Event Day Pricing

      May 5 – May 5

Gran Fondo - Competitive

Price changes in 1 month 29 days
  • 70 miles - 8:00 am start | Competitive | Three Timed-Segments

    1. $85.00

      Regular Pricing

      Now registering Feb 11 – Apr 21
      Register
    2. $100.00

      Late Pricing

      Apr 22 – May 4
    3. $105.00

      Event Day Pricing

      May 5 – May 5

Piccolo Ride

Price changes in 2 months 11 days
  • 15 miles - 8:30 am start

    1. $30.00

      Regular Pricing

      Now registering Nov 1 – May 4
      Register
    2. $35.00

      Event Day Pricing

      May 5 – May 5

About us

Your Registration for Ride for the Arts Supports the Arts!

This is a fund raiser for MCA, whose sole mission is to support the arts in Ocala and Marion County, Florida, and does so through direct local grants, advocacy, its gallery activities at Brick City Center for the Arts, and bringing more people to the arts with events such as this including Horse Fever, Artist Within, Barkitecture and more.

Ride for the Arts capitalizes on the rising trend of cycling and fitness and demand for experienced-based spending with an event like no other. Growing the ride to a Gran Fondo will gain national attention, focusing an important demographic on two key components of Ocala's amazing quality of life - fitness and culture.

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Gran and Medio Routes Info

GRAN FONDO - Competitive

70 miles with 3 timed sections. SAG stops along the way. The competitive part of our ride is challenging for the highest level racing cyclist or the first time competitive cyclist who wants to give racing a try.

GRAN FONDO - Non-Competitive

No timing chip or timed segments.  70 miles with SAG stops along the way. The same course as the Gran Fondo competitive course.  Slow it down and enjoy the scenery of all the horse farms!

MEDIO RIDE

40 miles with 2 times sections. SAG stops along the way. The competitive part of our ride is challenging for the highest level racing cyclist or the first time competitive cyclist who wants to give racing a try. If 70 miles if more than you want to ride, our Medio will be perfect.

PICCOLO RIDE

15 miles with flat terrain. The Piccolo Ride is perfect for first timers, children, or those who are looking for a short ride to get back first to the party! This is a great ride to start your cycling career.

Route Options

Start   Miles   10   20   30   40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Elev/ft   Maps  
8:00 am 71 Gran Fondo   1850 Map
8:15 am 42 Medio Fondo   893 Map
8:30 am 10 Piccolo          TBD Map

Route Maps

Packet Pickup

Day(s) Start Time End Time Location
Sat 04 May 2019 4:30 pm 7:30 pm Brick City Center for the Arts
23 SW Broadway Street, Ocala Fl 34471

Start Location

Accomodations

Check out great rates on local accommodations

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


  Hotel:  Best Western Ocala Park Centre
Address: 3701 SW 38th Ave, Ocala, FL  34474
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Ph:  (352) 237-4848
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  Hotel: Comfort Suites
Address: 20052 Brooks St, Dunnellon, FL  34432
Rates
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Ph: 352-533-5234
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Hotel: Holiday Inn Express
Address: 5360 E. Silver Springs Blvd, Silver Springs, FL  34488
Rates
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Ph:  352-304-6111
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Hotel: Howard Johnson
Address: 3951 NW Blitchton Rd, Ocala, FL 34482
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Ph: 352-629-7021
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Hotel: Sleep Inn Suites Ocala - Belleview
Address: 13600 SW 17th Court, Ocala, FL  34473
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Ph: 352-347-8383
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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 4 5:00 PM EDT - Packet Pickup (5:00 pm to 7:30 pm)

  • May 5 6:00 AM EDT - Day of Event Check-in/Registration Opens

  • May 5 8:00 AM EDT - Ride start - Gran Fondo (70 miles)

  • May 5 8:15 AM EDT - Ride start - Medio Ride (40 miles)

  • May 5 8:30 AM EDT - Ride start - Piccolo Ride (15 miles)

Contact Information

Event Location

23 SW Broadway St, Ocala, FL, United States

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