FLORIDA FREEWHEELERS'
37th Annual
2017 Safari Director: Louis McDonald
registration
REGISTRATION
Registration will start on
January 1, 2017.
cycling kit
JERSEY
A custom Safari Jersey
will be available in 2017.
The 2017 event
The 37th Florida Bicycle Safari will be held April 8-13, 2017. Come join us for a springtime cycling adventure that features six days of riding in beautiful North Florida and South Georgia. The six-day Safari is limited to 250 riders. For those who cannot do the full 6 days, we do offer a three-day option. Though the three-day riders only get half the full Safari experience, it is still loaded with rides, activities, and entertainment to bring joy to your cycling life.
 
The first two days will be based at the Suwannee County Fairgrounds in Live Oak, Florida. Different routes will be offered each day with several mileage options, including a century on Sunday. Monday, while the three-day cyclists loop back to Live Oak, six-day riders will head north past the town of Madison. The Safari will camp at the Cherry Lake campground for three nights. The Cherry Lake campground is majestically located just off a scenic lake that offers all the serene and tranquility before and after every ride. A different route will be featured each day, again with several mileage options, and will include a century on Tuesday.
 
Each day will start with a buffet style breakfast with eggs or pancakes, sausage, oatmeal, fruit, yogurt, cereal, muffins, bagels, juice and coffee. On the rides, there will be sag stops with all the goodies to keep you hydrated and fueled. Dinners will also be buffet style with something for everybody, meat eaters and vegans alike. On Sunday and Wednesday, we will have fresh corn on the cob, live music, and refreshments in the afternoon.
At this point in EVERY cyclist's life, attending the Florida Bicycle Safari should be considered a right of cycling passage. Let’s check this one off your long to-do list and be in attendance next April and come and see what all the cycling fun and joy is all about.
 
After every ride, come back to the respective camp site and just relax or join us for some fun and games. Amazing Race will return along with the Old Newly Wed Game. At Cherry Lake, canoes and kayaks are available or if you choose, just go for a refreshing swim.
 
Registration fees include camping facilities and meals. For those on the six-day Safari who would rather not "rough it", a limited number of primitive dormitory-style cabins are available at Cherry Lake for the last three days for an additional fee on a first-come, first-served basis. There is also a male only dorm available at Cherry Lake with AC and showers for an additional fee.
 
Beginning with breakfast on Saturday, all breakfasts and dinners will be catered by the Dixie Grill, don't forget to pack your taste-buds, you're certainly going to need them. Lunches will be provided in Cherry Lake.
 
Hotels are located within 15 miles, but are not included in the registration fee.
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