The 36th Florida Bicycle Safari will be held April 16-21, 2016. Come join us for a spring time 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 3 day option.
The first two days will be based at the Suwannee County Fairgrounds in Live Oak. 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 head north past the town of Madison. The Safari will camp at the Cherry Lake campground for three nights. 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 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 be buffet style with something for everybody. On Sunday and Wednesday we will have fresh corn on the cob and live music in the afternoon.
After your ride, come back to the camp ground to relax with old and new friends, participate in fun games such as the "Amazing Race." Bingo night will be back and new to the list of fun things to do while at the Safari, enjoy popcorn and a movie. At Cherry Lake, canoes and kayaks are available or just go for a swim.
Maps/Cue sheets of the routes will be provided at check-in and all routes will be clearly marked. There will be a mechanic on site and on the route to keep you riding. The luggage for the six-day riders will be transported by Safari trucks.
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 female 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. Lunches will be provided in Cherry Lake.
Hotels are located within 15 miles, but are not included in the registration fee.