33rd Annual Cross Florida Ride

Event Date

Sun, Apr 6, 2014


Cocoa Beach, FL

About This Activity

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The Spacecoast Freewheelers are proud to sponsor once again the most epic ride in Florida: the Annual Cross Florida ride.  This 170 mile cycling event takes place on April 6, 2014 (Sunday) starting at 7:00am from Cocoa Beach, on the East Coast of Florida, and finishing in Hernando County on the Gulf Coast.  Once again, we will be offering a two-day option covering the same route over two days starting Saturday April 5, 2014 at 8:00am with an overnight stay in Champions Gate, FL.

We will be hosting riders from all over the country in this unique event. We're taking you over 170 miles on quiet back country roads. We start in Cocoa Beach at the Alan Shepard Park at the eastern terminus of SR-520, and will be traveling a well-marked route south of the metro Orlando area, then through hilly Pasco county, and finishing up at the beautiful Bayport Park on the Gulf coast. Please understand that we have taken great care to keep the route at it's current length yet try to avoid 'hazardous routes,' but in some rural areas there are limited choices if any at all. As with any bike event, exercise caution when riding public roads.

Please be prepared because this won't be like your typical century ride. There will be limited support from roving SAG vehicles, and there are only two (2) manned (with food and drinks) and two (2) unmanned (with drinks only) SAG stops. You may need to depend on convenience stores along the route for some of your food and hydration.  We will provide a list of convenience stores located along the route along with your cue sheet and map, so you can plan your stops accordingly.

Your entry fee includes

  •  Breakfast at the one-day ride start on Sunday
  •  Event t-shirt (not guaranteed if registering after March 18th)
  •  An embroidered 'wheel dipper' patch for all finishers
  •  Cue sheets & maps
  •  Two manned SAG sites (at mile 33.4 and 87.1) with food, water and energy drinks
  •  Two unmanned SAG sites (at mile 109.7 and 140.6) with water and energy drinks
  •  One drop site located at SAG #2 (mile 87.1). At the start, riders can have a bag of food, drink, etc. dropped off and then delivered to this midpoint
  •  Luggage forwarded from start line to the finish
  •  List of convenience stores along route (included on cue sheet)
  •  A well marked route
  •  Roving SAG support with limited mechanical support
  •  A catered BBQ meal at ride finish thanks to Pit Boss Bar-B-Q

Your entry includes the League of American Bicyclists (LAB) insurance fee. Therefore, all participants are required to sign the standard LAB liability insurance waiver while checking in. Due to this requirement, each participant must pick up their own packet. Helmets ARE required. Participants under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult cyclist at all times and have a liability release form signed by a parent or legal guardian.

For more information please visit our event page.

Event schedule and times

Packet Pickup

One-day riders
Saturday April 5 - 1:00pm until 4:00pm at the Doubletree Hotel in Cocoa Beach.
Sunday April 6 - 6:00am - 7:00am at Alan Shepard Park, Cocoa Beach, FL

Two-day riders
Saturday April 5th - 7:00am - 8:00am at Alan Shepard Park, Cocoa Beach, FL

One-day Cross Florida

April 6th (Sunday)
Start: 7:00am @ Alan Shepard Park, Cocoa Beach, FL
Finish: Bayport Park, Bayport, FL

Two-day Cross Florida

This year we will once more have a two-day option starting Saturday April 5, 2014 at 8:00am, and staying overnight in Zephyrhills, FL, to then continue to the finish line the next day.

April 5th (Satruday) - Day 1:
Start: 8:00am @ Alan Shepard Park, Cocoa Beach, FL
Finish: Champions Gate, FL

April 6th (Sunday) - Day 2:
Start: 8:00am @ Champions Gate, FL
Finish: Bayport Park, Bayport, FL

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