Take an Organized Ride
Participating in an organized bike ride is the easiest way to take in the ocean vistas while enjoying the sport!
If you’re looking for a great biking experience with knowledgeable riders, why not check out an organized ride? These rides often take place after work in the cooler evening hours, or on Saturday or Sunday mornings.
North Florida Bicycle Club (NFBC) hosts many opportunities for both on and off-road cycling. NFBC organizes approximately 20 rides weekly with a variety of distances and paces. Typically, rides are for NFBC members; however, non-members may join organized rides up to three times.
Ride organizers often provide the location for starting point, maps that show varying lengths and durations with information on riding surfaces so you can be prepared and make the most of your experience. These organized rides do require you to wear your helmet and often start with a 10-minute safety briefing. For information on organized rides, check out their calendar of events.
In addition to daily organized rides, NFBC also offers two annual signature rides, Tour de Forts Classic and the Endless Summer Watermelon Ride.
Tour de Forts Classic, typically held in May offers riders five distances to choose from: 26, 40, 55, 70 and 100 miles. The shorter rides offer routes through farmlands, to the historic area of St. Augustine while the longer route includes the Palatka-to-St. Augustine State Trail and along the St. Johns River.
The Endless Summer Watermelon ride typically takes place in September just north of Ponte Vedra Beach in Fernandina Beach. For information on this event, please visit the NFBC’s website.
Tips on How to be a Sustainable Ponte Vedra Beach Guest
- Stay safe. Wear your helmet and take plenty of water with you.
- Share the road. Make sure to be considerate of other vehicles or recreational users.
- Stay on track. Be sure to stay on established trail areas and don’t disturb sensitive lands.
- Stay chemical free. Stick to sunscreens that are free of oxybenzone and octinoxate, two of the most common ingredients found in chemical formulas.
- Keep it natural. By packing out what you bring in you’ll help keep the “natural” in our “natural areas.”
Additional Cycling Events on Florida's Historic Coast:
- Spoonbills & Sprockets Cycling Tour - Experience the beautiful A1A Scenic Byway by bike. The tour starts in Marineland and consists of cycling routes that pass through historic St. Augustine, the Hammock, and Flagler Beach. The race has 36, 72, or 100-mile routes.
- Rails to Trails Festival - Enjoy this festival at Armstrong Park that celebrates the Gullah Geechee heritage with cultural arts and crafts, food vendors, historical films, heritage corridor discussions, live music and a bike ride.
- Bike MS: PGA TOUR Cycle to the Shore - This two-day event takes cyclists from historic St. Augustine to Daytona Beach. Riders dedicated to changing the world for people with MS one pedal stroke at a time may choose from one- or two—day routes ranging from 36-100 miles.