Daily Maps:

Day 1

Sarasota to Port Charlotte

Distance: 68.7 mi
Elevation: + 432 / – 462 ft

Day 2

Boca Grande Loop

Distance: 61.7 mi
Elevation: + 209/ – 209 ft

Day 3

Port Charlotte to Sarasota

Distance: 60.9 mi
Elevation: + 325 / – 295 ft

Dates:

  • Kick-off Gathering: Thursday, March 21 at 7:00 PM – Bethel Mennonite Church (2985 Bethel Lane, Sarasota, Florida 34240)
  • Starting Line: Friday morning, March 22 – Bethel Mennonite Church
  • Finish Line: Sunday, March 24 – TBD

Details:

  • 3-Day Ride: Approximately 60 miles per day
  • Registration includes: RFM Florida 2019 shirt, and snacks and drinks along the route.
  • Breakfast: Riders are responsible for their own breakfast on Friday morning. Breakfast on Saturday & Sunday will be provided at the hotel.
  • Lunch & Dinner: There will be good places to eat along the route each day. Rider will pay for their own lunch and dinner.
  • Lodging: All lodging costs are at the rider’s expense. Riders are responsible for reserving their own lodging on Thursday evening (in the Sarasota area). Lodging on Friday & Saturday night is coordinated by the ride ($75-$150 per night).
  • Questions: Call Scott Kauffman at (941)302-1017 or email at kscottkauffman@gmail.com for general questions, and call Jonas Yoder at (941)915-0219 or email at jonas@jonasyodercustomhomes.com for route details.

Daily Maps:

Route Highlights:

Riders will pass through historic locations and beautiful, natural state park settings including:

  • Oscar Scherer State Park which is home to the threatened bird species, Florida scrub jays.
  • One of the oldest & largest state parks, Myakka River State Park. Lots of alligators to see here!
  • The winding Peace River with fossils, sharks teeth & many species of birds & wildlife.
  • The Don Pedro Island State Park is full of mangrove forests, dunes & white beaches.
  • Historic Boca Grande and Gasparilla Island State Park showcasing its beautifully restored Port Boca Grande Lighthouse that was built in 1890.
  • Cape Haze which is one of the most naturally protected areas in Florida.
  • Matlacha & Pine Island, a 17 mile-long slice of Old Florida.
  • The scenic Legacy Trail, one of the top 10 Florida trails.
  • You will be riding along the intercoastal waterway on parts of the ride.

Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride.

John F. Kennedy