7 Days in cycling paradise!
Spring Fun Bike Ride: Thursday November 17th through Wednesday November 23rd.
St Petersburg, FL – “The Sunshine City” and Treasure Island for end of Sanding Ovations sand sculpture display. Great Cycling environment with many top-rated and varied trails, including, of course, the Hall of Fame Pinellas Trail! Only two hotels for the 7 day span! So only 2 mandatory biking days (when we switch hotels day 4 and 7). Want to do a fishing charter er one day—no problem! A museum day in St. Pete—no problem! Avid cyclist wanting the maximum mileage—300+ miles during the 7 days—no problem! The only thing we can't give you is hills! 😊
Others price this trip at $3,000! We can do it more affordably for a smaller group of 12 to 24--for $1,595 double occupancy (early bird). (add $995 single occupancy)
Great weather: November averages: 77° high / 62° low, and rains 3 days out of 30.
Ocean temperature In November, the average ocean temperature in Saint Petersburg, Florida, is 74.8°F (23.8°C).
Fun Bike Trip Inclusions for just $1,595 (early bird). (add $995 single occupancy) :
•6 nights of hotels
• Breathtaking sunsets on the Gulf
• 2-hour kayak paddle (weather permitting)
• One dinner cruise
• Ferry ride to Tampa and back (50 minutes each way),
• 3 Happy Hours at the hotel (wine, beer, soda, snacks etc)
• RideWithGPS maps and "Cue" sheets
• SAG vehicle driven by experienced tour owners (for ride support)
• Luggage transport between hotels
All activities are subject to local-state-federal Covid health guidelines at time of ride.
Day 1, Thursday 7pm Let's meet and greet after you check in. Venue TBA.
Day 2, Friday 10 am Crossbay Ferry to Tampa,
then bike 25.8mi elevation 250ft https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38476674
See: Ybor City, Davis Island, Channelside, Riverwalk, Bayshore and more.
Tampa Biking Slideshow: https://photobucket.com/u/njriverman/a/449a311e-216b-45ae-b7aa-a14a9bd5a720?mode=slideshow
Video of a prior ride: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1L6ujmVCmFw
Evening: (Optional) Kayak paddle around the St Pete Pier, (weather permitting).
Day 3, Saturday St Pete to Ft DeSoto,
options range from 39 miles with 140' of elevation to 58.4 with 275' elev. (39 miler) https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38476691 (58 miler) https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38482687 Slideshow: https://photobucket.com/u/njriverman/a/dae738b0-8784-4705-a8c2-524158d09c45?mode=slideshow
Day 4, Sunday
Luggage is transported to 2nd hotel while you bike to Treasure Island, and Sanding Ovations. https://sandingovationsmasterscup.com/
Shorter Route 8 miles & 23' of elevation. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39051133
Longer route 33 miles includes Snell Island and Weedon Island, https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39051177
Day 5, Monday Clearwater Beach to Druid Trail, Duke Energy Trail, Ream Wilson, Bayshore Trail and Courtney Campbell trails.
33 mi 509 ft https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38476743
Courtney Campbell Causeway video, https://www.facebook.com/TasteSeeTampaBay/videos/2028411257400038/
Courtney Campbell Causeway slideshow, https://photobucket.com/u/njriverman/a/70969251-d16b-461b-a62d-5097aadfbe1b?mode=slideshow
78 mile option: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38482696
Day 6, Tuesday Tarpon Springs a taste of Greece.
Tarpon Springs Slideshow: https://photobucket.com/u/njriverman/a/bf387e62-3cf5-4e24-a955-4722bc5f7558?mode=slideshow
Short Route :37 miles see at https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38476889
Long Route: 53 miles, adds Sunset Beach, Fred Howard Park and Honeymoon Island.
Day 7, Wednesday Luggage transported back to 1st hotel while you bike there.
Short Route: 24 miles and 150 feet of elevation. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38476714
Hotel Options, all the rooms the first three nights (October 27, 28, and 29, 2022) are at the Tru by Hilton in the Central District of St Pete. https://www.hotels.com/ho1573756448/?display=description
The next 3 nights are at Thunderbird Beach Resort, beachfront hotel with outdoor pool, near John's Pass Village & Boardwalk
Note: *Bicycle rental not included in tour fees. For rental info contact ABC Bike Rentals, a nearby Trek Store in St Pete. (727.345.5391) or Kafe Racer in Dunedin (727-466-1245) *Inventory limited due to supply chain shortage. As you are biking 6 days it may be more comfortable for you to bring your own bike/ I am sure ABC Bikes, Tony's Bike Shop, or the Trek store in St Pete would all be willing to take delivery of your bike and reassemble it for you if you had it shipped to them.
Registrations now open, first come first served. Registration form is at below link.
Confirmations: Please allow 2 business days for us to confirm your Fun Bike Trip. Please do not make non-changeable travel plans until you receive our confirmation. Your confirmation will contain a statement reflecting your deposit and the balance due.
Registration Form and Waiver xxxxx https://1drv.ms/w/s!AueBixkukfM77i9HcHbcyMgtxiCW?e=a5WH7h
Meetup Signup November 18th to November 23rd check out https://www.meetup.com/funbiketrips/events/284402897/
for Thursday October 27th through Wednesday November 2nd look at https://www.meetup.com/funbiketrips/events/285229141/ .
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