Jacksonville - Baldwin Rail Trail

The Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail-Trail is a 14.5 mile trail corridor located approximately 1.5 miles north of I-
10, between Imeson Road and County Road 121.  Beginning in the northeast corner of the state, the
Jacksonville-Baldwin Trail offers an excellent introduction to Florida cycling, blending urban convenience
with Old Florida scenery. Start peddling the 14.5-mile paved trail at the Imeson Road Trailhead, just a
few miles west of downtown Jacksonville. The gently rolling pathway meanders through pine flatwoods,
wetlands, and hardwood canopies that provide both shade and seclusion.  In addition to the flora and
fauna – hawks, wild turkey and deer, to name a few – the Jacksonville-Baldwin trail also traverses
McGirts Creek, site of a Confederate Civil War camp. Call the city of Jacksonville at 904-630-5400 for
more information.

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Biking Events 2006

September 9
Patriots Memorial Bike Ride
St. Augustine, FL
The 5th Annual Patriots Memorial Bike Ride
This bicycle ride is to honor the victims and heroes of September 11th 2001. It
is 91.1 km on four lane highways and scenic country roads. Please wear red,
white & blue to honor the day. We will have a short Memorial Ceremony starting
at 6:50 a.m. Please be parked and ready to roll by that time.

This 91.1 km ride departs Nease High School in Northern St. Johns County
(Ray Road at US 1; 1 mile south of CR 210) at 7:15 a.m. on 9-9. This ride will
be in St.Johns County only, utilizing some four lane highways and some scenic
rural county roads. This ride is suggested "for experienced road riders" as we
will have no official rest stops (numerous convenience stores on the route).
Please use comfort stations prior to grouping for the ride. Motorized safety
provided by the Safety Escort Riders of North Florida. SAG services provided by
ABC, Champion and Open Road Bike Shops. Commemorative T-Shirts are
provided, however, pre-registration is required to receive a T-Shirt. Any
proceeds after expenses will be donated to the fund raising efforts of the
Cody's Challenge MS150 Bicycle Team. Updates regarding the ride will be via
Email: joe.pelley@comcast.net

September 10
Endless Summer Watermelon Ride
The North Florida Bicycle Club is proud to present the 17th annual Endless
Summer Watermelon Ride, a classic one-day bicycle event designed for the
experienced road rider, the touring cyclist, the intermediate and the beginner
cyclist.  In other words, all bicyclists are welcome.  The route distances are 30,
45, 65, 80 and 103 miles and primarily traverse lightly traveled country
roads.This will be our first Watermelon Ride starting at the Equestrian Center
located at 13611 Normandy Blvd., 32221.

September 16 - 17
PGA Tour MS 160 Bike Tour

October 8
Swampman 100
October 8 (Sunday)
Baker County High School in
Glen St. Mary, FL
100/71/51/33/10 miles, very low traffic roads, very flat. Lunch after the ride.
Baker County Family YMCA, 98 West Lowder Street, MacClenny FL 32063.
(904)259-4987 or (904)259-0898.

November 3 - 5, 2006
Florida Fat-Tire Festival
White Springs, FL, at Stephen Foster State Park.   Camping, meals, T-shirt. All
skill levels, ride Guides and Sweeps. Sponsored by the Suwannee Bicycle
Association, PO Box 247, White Springs, FL 32096.

For a listing of more rides, check out the
Florida Bicycle Touring Calendar

    Tour De Cure
    May 19 - 20, 2007
    Jacksonville , FL
    Type of Event: Touring

    The First Coast’s 3rd Annual Tour de Cure® will
    take place Saturday and Sunday, May 19 & 20,
    2007. This signature cycling fund-raiser is the
    American Diabetes Association’s two-day,
    round trip 200K ride (approximately 63 miles
    each way) from Jacksonville to Fernandina
    Beach. Money raised will be used for diabetes
    research, information, advocacy, programs and
    someday, a cure.

    Early bird registration after September 5th
    online at www.diabetes.org/jaxtour

    Contact Email: klewis@diabetes.org
    Contact Phone: 904-730-7200, x3061