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Florida Fort to Fort Cycling Challenge
Mon, Jun 15, 2020
About This Activity
With very few cycling events taking place in real time this summer, we decided to create a virtual cycling challenge for you to help keep your training on track while experiencing a "Tour de Florida" as you bike from fort to fort. Bike the entire length of Florida in the 875 mile Virtual Florida Fort to Fort Cycling Challenge! I know that's lots of miles, but remember Florida is a very long state! Your virtual bike tour will start at Historic Fort Pickens on the western end of the Florida Panhandle in Pensacola, and finish in Key West on the southern tip of Florida at Fort Zachary Taylor!
If you are not quite ready for the the 875 mile challenge, you can complete half the distance by logging miles for either the northern stage, or the southern stage.
Due to the popularity of this event, we've extended registration and completion dates. You'll have 12 weeks to complete the challenge. You'll have until 11:59 p.m. December 31st to complete your miles. We encourage you to complete your ride in 12 weeks, or to an average of about 70 miles a week. If that is way too many miles for you to bike, then grab a couple of friends and sign-up for a relay team. You can have up to 4 members and each member's bike miles count towards the total.
Don't worry, if you cannot make the entire distance we'll have additional finish points that will allow you to receive a medal. The first will be in Central Florida and the second one in South Florida. If you make it all the way down to Key West you'll also earn a bonus "Fort 2 Fort" swag item. All participants will also receive a gender specific tech T-shirt, race bib, several badges, a decal, and more!
You can complete your bike miles anywhere and anytime starting on June 15. Bike indoors or outdoors, on a real bike or trainer, all miles count! In early June all participants will receive a unique link to use to upload their mileage and time. We'll also have a leader board, cumulative distances/times for each cyclist, and more online.