On March 4, 2017, join fellow dirt/gravel cycling enthusiasts on this FREE ride of your choice of 60, 100 or 150 miles on some of the most scenic dirt roads in the southeast. This scenic and rural route is over 75% unpaved, so a cyclocross bike or mountain bike is necessary. You’ll wind through grand southern plantations, oak canopies, farmland and pecan orchards on red clay and dirt. Pavement has been kept to an absolute minimum.
Rides start at 8am sharp! Parking & start/finish is at the UF Extension office 2.8 miles west of the traffic circle in Monticello.
This is an UNSUPPORTED ride: there is NO support, NO sag stops, NOR support vehicles. The course will NOT be marked, and there will be NO printouts prior to the ride. YOU are 100% responsible for YOU, YOUR equipment, YOUR navigation, and YOUR own food and drink. If you need a juice box and a hug every 20 miles, this is not the ride for you, please stay home.
There is camping at the start location ($5/tent, $10/RV), with bathrooms & showers. Bathrooms will be open all night, starting the evening of Friday, March 3
NEW THIS YEAR:
We are growing and adding more to the ride experience this year, be sure to check out these optional add-ons to your ride!
Optional Dirty Pecan Ride Swag Bag (Shirt, Dirty Pecans, and more) - Profits go to Jefferson County 4-H
Optional Post-Ride BBQ provided Johnston's Meat Market
Thank you to our sponsors Bird Legs Bicycles (http://www.birdlegsbicycles.com) and Jefferson County who help to make this a FREE event, AND make a donation to the Jefferson County 4-H.
Places to Stay and Where to Eat: http://www.visitjeffersoncountyflorida.com/index.php