38th Annual
Florida Bicycle Safari 2018


Can I register at the event?

Yes! You can register on site for the three-day Safari and you can register on site for the six-day Safari if it is not sold out. T-shirts for on-site registrations are not guaranteed and will be distributed first come, first served. There is a $25 late fee for registration after March 16th.

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Is there transportation from the airport?

VeloSante will provide transportation to and from Jacksonville International Airport. You can ship your bike via Air Caddy and VeloSante will receive, assemble, repack, and drop it at FedEx.

Can I bring my pet?

No, unfortunately four-legged furry children/pets are not allowed at Safari unless they are service animals. If you bring a pet you will be asked to leave the Safari. There are local veterinarians in the communities that have facilities. Just google Live Oak or Madison Veterinarians to locate one that might work for your family.

Can I rent a tent?

VeloSante will provide tent, chair and towel rentals as long as the resource is available. For further information, call Charlton at 828-545-1039.

Can I bring my RV? Is there electricity? Hookups?

There is a charge for RV's if you want water and electricity. Hookups are limited, so reserve early. There is no charge in Live Oak if you do not need hookups. Space for RV's at Cherry Lake is very limited. Contact us for additional information and space availability. Contact: floridabicyclesafari@floridafreewheelers.com for availability.

What are the RV fees?

RV parking at Live Oak with hookups - $50 (limit 18) - without hookups - $0.
RV parking at Live Oak with hookups and Cherry Lake - $75 (limit 12).
You will not be able to park an RV at Cherry Lake without a reservation.

What if I am not a camper, are there hotels nearby? Is there transportation to/from?

There will not be transportation provided between hotels and ride headquarters.
Click here for Live Oak area and Cherry Lake area hotels.

Can I take my vehicle to Cherry Lake for the last three days?

No, there is very limited space at Cherry Lake and the support vehicles take up most of those spaces. Your vehicle will be safe at Live Oak with those of the other six-day riders. If there is a special reason you may need your vehicle at Cherry Lake, please let us know and we will try to accommodate.

What happens if I have to cancel?

Full refund prior to March 25.
March 25 - April 3: $100 cancellation fee applies. Remainder can be refunded or applied to Safari 2019.
April 4 - April 13: No refund. Fees minus a $100 cancellation fee can be applied to Safari 2019.
April 14 - 19: No refund.

Is there support on the biking route?

Safari has SAG (Support And Gear) vehicles that travel the route to assist stranded cyclists. Floor pumps, water, limited food and a first aid kit will be in the vans. You will need to bring your own tubes, tire levers, etc. and be able to change your flat or repair your vehicle on the road yourself. If you have a repair that you cannot complete yourself, we will have mechanics available, but you might have to wait to connect with them at a rest stop or back at camp. Labor is free for minor repairs, and you will only be charged for parts. Get your bike tuned up before heading to Safari so that you are able to enjoy riding your bike vs walking it due to breakdowns. Safari also has rest stops along the route with drinks, snacks, etc. that are included in your fee and noted on your maps/cue sheets.

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How do I get a cabin at Cherry Lake?

There are a limited number of cabins available on a first come, first served basis. Register for these group facilities on the registration form. There is an air conditioned dorm with room for 14 people. It has showers and bathrooms. It is reserved for women only this year. Cabins are designated as male, female or coed. Contact: floridabicyclesafari@floridafreewheelers.com for availability.

What are the costs?

FFW Club Member
Child (under 17)
Non-riding participant
RV Site
3-Day Safari
$225.00 per person
$195.00 per person
$175.00 per person
$125.00 per person
$50.00 (limit 18 RVs in Live Oak)*
FFW Club Member
Child (under 17)
Non-riding participant
Cherry Lake Dorm Room
Cherry Lake Cabin
RV Sites (both locations)**
6-Day Safari
$480.00 per person
$450.00 per person
$400.00 per person
$300.00 per person
$30.00 (women only)*
$75.00 (limit 12 RVs at Cherry Lake)*

*Limited availability.
**If you selected an RV at Cherry Lake, you also have one at Live Oak.
Late Fee after March 16, 2018. $25 per person will be added after 3-16-2018. This date also applies to RV space rentals as well.

It's my first Safari. What can I expect?

Everyone's experience is different. You can read a viewpoint from a First-time rider in 2015 by clicking here. A video of riders from the 2014 Safari recalling their Safari memories is available by clicking here.

How do I volunteer for the event?

Please contact the Safari Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@floridabicyclesafari.com and let them know your qualifications, what position you want to work, three/six day, etc. They will let you know what is available. Some positions are rest stop worker, SAG driver (good driving record/license required), route marking, etc.

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If the six-day sells out, can I get on a waiting list in case spots open up?

Yes, email floridabicyclesafari@floridafreewheelers.com to be added to the waiting list.

What is there to do besides ride?

We have a riders meeting on Friday night. There will be daily activities planned, including games, corn-on-the-cob, refreshments, live music, and dancing. At Cherry Lake, you can use canoes/kayaks, fishing poles, etc. Quitman, Georgia is a quaint little town to spend some time.

Reminder: No bikes will be allowed in the buildings. Please plan to bring a lock/cover if you plan to sleep indoors.

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