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Join the Friends of San Felasco on Saturday, January 14, 2017 for a mountain bicycling event that will challenge each rider with a tour through one of North Florida’s most diverse ecological and geological preserves. Presented by the Friends of San Felasco, Inc., a non-profit volunteer Citizen Support Organization (CSO) dedicated to supporting the trail system and other efforts within the park, this event is the main fundraiser for the CSO.

The Tour is not a race, but it is an endurance event through a challenging series of trails. Many people compare this ride to the difficulty level of a hilly century (100 mile) road bicycle route, and we recommend you prepare accordingly. The Tour route will test your bike skills and endurance with rolling hills, short climbs, sinkholes, creek crossings, and log bridges. Experience areas of the park not usually open to bikes, while supporting the CSO’s efforts to improve this magnificent trail system.

 

The Tour covers either 50 miles or a metric century of 62 miles (your choice) without crossing a single paved road.There’s a time cutoff for the metric century option. Any rider who meets the cutoff time is invited to extend the ride. Participants who want a shorter tour will be able to exit after lunch, usually around a 25-35 mile ride.

 

A great event depends upon great volunteers. Whether you are new to the area or if you are a seasoned veteran, all help is welcomed! Ride marshals will ride the entire event, but must be CSO Members familiar with trails. There is something of interest for everyone. Volunteering is a great way for non-riders or family members to participate in the fun. If you plan on volunteering, please complete the online registration so we can thank you with a t-shirt! **Volunteer t-shirts cannot be guaranteed unless the registration form is filled out!

IMPORTANT TOUR INFORMATION

  • ONLY PRE-REGISTERED RIDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED
  • NO DAY OF EVENT REGISTRATION.
  • Cancellation – No refunds after December 1, 2017.
  • The event will proceed rain or shine. There will be no rain date.
  • EVENT SIZE LIMITED TO 600 RIDERS.

  • HELMETS ARE MANDATORY!
  • NO PETS ALLOWED.
  • Park entry fee is included in the registration cost.
  • THE TOUR IS NOT A RACE.
  • Be prepared for rolling hills, long distances, creek crossings, and log bridges. Bail-out points will be available throughout the Tour; participants who want a shorter Tour will be able to exit after lunch for a 25-35 mile ride.

RIDER SUPPORT

Four sag stops will provide water, sports drink and an assortment of snacks. A delicious lunch from local restaurants will be provided and will mark the midpoint of the ride. Save room for pizza and beer at the end of the ride, too.

NEW THIS YEAR!

Did you see how we snuck that in? Yes, for the first time, in celebration of our 15th annual Tour de Felasco event, and with the sponsorship of First Magnitude Brewing, we will have a post-ride free 16 oz. beer for every rider of legal drinking age (be sure to look for your coupon in your registration packets), with additional cash purchases thereafter. Proceeds will benefit the Friends of San Felasco Citizen Support Organization to continue their ongoing support and help in maintaining the park.

Book your hotel stay using the Booking.com search box on this page, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Friends of San Felasco.

Bed & Breakfasts

Grady House 386-454-2206

Rustic Inn 386-454-1223

Camping

(note: camping is not permitted inside the park)

Travelers Campground     386-462-2505

High Springs Capground  386-454-1688

O’Leno State Park   386-454-1853

Without the generous support of our sponsors, the Tour would not be what it is. Please support them!

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Vets-B-We
Vets-B-We
TVM
TVM

Bronze Sponsors

First Magnitude
First Magnitude
Chain Reaction
Champion Cycling
AsMaster
Ortho Riders
Soup to Nuts
Champion Cycling
Champion Cycling
Searchlight Yoga
The 15th anspons1nual Tour de Felasco mountain biking event is scheduled for Saturday, January 14, 2017. The Tour covers 50 miles of challenging terrain (with a 62-mile metric century option), and includes areas of the park that are open to bikes only on Tour day.

Last year, registration for the Tour de Felasco filled in 45 minutes, and over 500 cyclists participated. This year’s Tour will be even bigger. Tour sponsorship helps support the San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park, and it gets your business name in front of hundreds of outdoor enthusiasts.

To sponsor the 2017 Tour de Felasco, visit one of the links below, or download and print this form and return it to the Friends of San Felasco.

Become a Gold Sponsor – $500 or more

  • Your business name/logo will be included on the event t-shirt.
  • The Friends of San Felasco website will feature your business name/logo as a Gold-level sponsor and provide a link to your website.
  • You are invited to set up a tent and display your products near the start/finish area or at the lunch stop.
  • You can provide banners or signs with your business name/logo, which can be placed near the start/finish area, at the lunch stop, or at the sag stops.
  • You will be provided a guaranteed reserve of TEN rider spots, which you can distribute to loyal customers, employees, or friends.

Become a Gold Sponsor

Become a Silver Sponsor – $350

  • Your business name/logo will be included on the event t-shirt.
  • The Friends of San Felasco website will feature your business name/logo as a Gold-level sponsor and provide a link to your website.
  • You are invited to set up a tent and display your products near the start/finish area or at the lunch stop.
  • You can provide banners or signs with your business name/logo, which can be placed near the start/finish area, at the lunch stop, or at the sag stops.
  • You will be provided a guaranteed reserve of SEVEN rider spots, which you can distribute to loyal customers, employees, or friends.

Become a Silver Sponsor

Become a Bronze Sponsor – $100 – $250

  • If space is available, your business name/logo will be included on the event t-shirt.
  • The Friends of San Felasco website will feature your business name/logo as a Gold-level sponsor and provide a link to your website.
  • You are invited to set up a tent and display your products near the start/finish area or at the lunch stop.
  • You can provide banners or signs with your business name/logo, which can be placed near the start/finish area, at the lunch stop, or at the sag stops.
  • You will be provided a guaranteed reserve of one rider spot for each $50 donated.

Become a Bronze Sponsor

Note: Rider spots are not free, but are guaranteed entry. Sponsor’s riders can register using active.com. A special active.com password will be provided to you after sponsorship payment is received. Sponsor rider entries need to meet a registration deadline of November 30th to guarantee a t-shirt. No day of ride registrations.