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Spaghetti 100

Join Capital City Cyclists for the Annual Spaghetti 100.  This iconic ride starts at the Miccosukee Community Center and rides into the scenic back country of North Florida and South Georgia. The dirt routes are non-technical, following the beautiful canopied clay roads through the heart of classic Red Hills plantation country.

Dirt Options – 100, 65 Mile and 40 Mile. Clay roads with some short stretches of sand and some pavement. Rigid MTBs or Cyclocross Bikes recommended.

100 Mile Paved & 62 Mile Dirt Epic compete as part of the Tallahassee World Championship Challenge.

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Strada Bellamy Sportif

Once again you are invited to the toughest road ride in NorFla – the 6th Annual GCX Strada Bellamy Sportif. Covering 207km of paved and unpaved roadways, Strada Bellamy takes its inspiration from the Strade Bianche held each spring in Tuscany. Our route incorporates several sections of historic Old Bellamy Road, the first federal highway constructed in Florida during the 1820s. Participants will also ride many other back roads familiar to GCX regulars and we take pride in introducing them to you.

The 207km course includes 23 unpaved sectors totaling 125km. Primary feed zones (i.e. service station convenience stores) are at 65km and 156km. We’ll again offer a 99km option – the “Strada Bambino.”. This event is not supported, not sagged, and not forgiving. The course will not be marked but a link to both course maps will be posted during the week prior to ride. No printed versions will be provided.

Gainesville Cycling Club members ride free; non-members are also free but must sign ride waiver.

Ride briefing at 7:20, rollout at 7:30am. Please park at south end of lot along SR 26.

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4G (Great Gator Gravel Grinder)


It’s back for the  fourth consecutive year: The 4G is the southernmost un-southern gravel ride and the uttermost unique ride of its kind in South Florida. The route covers the Gator’s share (or should we say Python’s share these days?) of remote areas you can find in the Miami-Dade area, featuring canals and access roads with very little pavement involved. We strongly recommend running nothing more narrow than a 40c tire as some of the paths along the route can be quite demanding.

This year we will be offering the usual 32 & 62 mile courses, along with a brand new, super awesome 80 mile course for those who love the suffering and stuff more than others.

This is a self-supported ride (for the most part). You must carry all of your own repair needs along the route. There is limited SAG as vehicles can only access certain areas which are few and far far far far far far between.

Pink flamingos with wristbands will be back to collect (the wristbands, put my lawn ornaments back down, damnit!) throughout the route as well as other surprises along the way we may have planned for you. Gators, rattle snakes, pythons, deer, dogs, goats, horses, and other assorted wildlife will be on hand courtesy of our ultimate sponsor, Mother Nature.

The venue location has not been determined at this time. This will be posted as soon as everything is verified.

Stay in touch and learn more by joining the 4G Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/796857743667982/

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Dirt(y) Pecan 60, 100 & 150

Dirt(y) Pecan 60, 100 & 150

Come ride some of the best red dirt roads north Florida and south Georgia has to offer. This scenic and rural route is over 75% dirt, 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.
This Dirt(y) Pecan 60, 100 & 150 is  an UNSUPPORTED ride (or make it a race, if you so choose): there is no support, no sag stops, nor sag wagon. The course will not be marked, and there will be no printouts prior to the ride. Links to the course maps will be provided for you to download. You are 100% responsible for your own food and drink. There is one water stop along the route in Boston, GA and the 150 milers will also have one convenience station.

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GRally 2015 – Gravel Rally Ride & Fundraiser


Gravelers Bicycle Group in collaboration with the non-profit organization “Pedal for HOPE”, will host the GRally 2015 – Gravel Rally Ride event in Southwest Miami Dade County, starting from BLACK POINT PARK & MARINA.

Minimum registration donation is $20 and all proceeds will go to “Pedal for HOPE”, a non-profit organization whose main focus is to provide school supplies to children in need.

Make it a friends and family day: Groups, teams, friends and families are encouraged to enjoy Black Point Park green areas after you ride. Bring your favorite picnic setup and enjoy this beautiful waterfront park, overlooking the marina!

Please note, GRally is not a race, it is designed to be fun and challenging ride, with the benefit of bringing light to our awesome bicycle gravel paths currently available to everyone in the area, no matter your riding level, Male and/or Female.

The morning of the event, their will be a check-in and registration area plus we will have a tent with bike mechanic and a breakfast tent with water, ice, fruits and a few treats. Throughout the ride OASIS style rest stops will be fully stocked with water, ice, fruits and a few treats.

< Helmet is Required, Ride safe! Ride smart! >

MOUNTAIN BIKES and Fat Tires are recommended, CYCLOCROSS and some HYBRIDS are welcome. Inspect your bike prior to GRally. The terrain is rough and not suitable for road bikes.
24775 SW 87 Ave
Miami, Florida 33190
REGISTRATION Start: 7:00 to 7:45 a.m.
Participants meeting: 7:45 to 7:55 a.m.
Event START: 8:00 a.m.
Event END: 12 noon
Registration: $20 (minimum Donation)
(All proceeds will go to “PEDAL for HOPE”)

Prizes! Raffles! Giveaways!

3 Oasis style fully stocked rest stops (44 miles route).
1 Oasis style fully stocked rest stops (22 miles route).
44 miles – Recommended for experienced riders.
22 miles – Still a challenging and fun route for some intermediate and novice riders.
*Routes will split at first rest stop.
A mixture of gravel, grass, coral, freshly laid gravel, double track fire roads and levee road.
DISCLAIMER: Bicycle riding is an inherently dangerous sport. The responsibility for each riders safety, fitness and the soundness of his or her bicycle lies solely with each rider. Please pick your route according to your fitness level. Do not underestimate a gravel ride. Be prepared. Ride at your own risk.

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