The 2020 Clean Air Bike Ride has been POSTPONED & RESCHEDULED for Saturday, September 19, 2020
Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 STATEWIDE RESPONSE, the State of Florida has rescinded all event permits through April. The event has officially been POSTPONED until the Fall. We have been granted September 19th as the reschedule date. All Registered Riders will automatically be transferred to the new date.
We were all hoping for a different outcome and appreciate everyone's support through this crisis. We truly believe "This too shall pass". This is a time for all of us, as Americans, to support each other and help each other weather the storm. If you are unable to make the new date, please CLICK HERE for more information on your options.
Saturday, March 21, 2020 with kickoff 7.00 a.m. - 9.00 a.m.
Rain or Shine. No Mass Start. Continental Breakfast for all Entrants
Our trail is the longest paved trail in Florida and listed in National Geographic's Traveler Magazine as one of the top 20 trails in the United States. The World Wildlife Fund says our trail is "One of the coolest places you've EVER seen".
The ride begins at the Inverness Trail Head this year, with additional SAG stops at Ridge Manor, Istachatta, and Citrus Springs. This paved Withlacoochee State Trail winds through Pasco, Hernando and Citrus Counties in West Central Florida. The Trail Head is 2/10 mile north of the Old Historic Courthouse in downtown Inverness.
Choose from 4 distances on this springtime nature ride:
Heading South from the Trailhead, take our shortest loop and enjoy a scenic ride to Historic Floral City.
Enjoy a fully supported SAG stop at the small town of Nobleton, including a park, music, and restrooms!
This is our most popular distance and the SAG stop is located at Ridge Manor Trailhead (24 miles South) with large food and beverage support.
100 kilometers (62.13 Miles)
For those wanting to do a Metric Century, we have added this distance in 2020
For the more serious rider. Ride the trail from end to end and complete this 50 mile stretch out and back with limited road crossings and plenty of wide open space to spin your wheels
Riders who complete the 100 mile route will receive a commemorative Century Finisher Medallion to wear proudly.
(See the Route Map)
Two Super Cool Trophies will be awarded to the Team with the Most Participants and the Team that completes the Most Miles! .
Minimum of 10 per team to qualify
by January 31, 2020
by March 18, 2020
Entry fee includes T-shirt (in adult sizes only), Continental Breakfast, Light Lunch at Inverness Trail Head from 11am-2pm, Map, Sports Drink and Food at SAG Stops. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Event t-shirts guaranteed to riders registering by March 7th. Day of Ride: $45.00
Day-of-Ride registration and packet pick-up: 7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
Proceeds to benefit the Key Training Center, an organization dedicated to serving adults with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities. Since 1966, the Key Center has offered "Kindness, Love, Dignity, and Respect" to individuals and their families, providing vitally needed community based services to nearly 300 developmentally disabled adult citizens. Find out more at www.keytrainingcenter.org
Support And Gear Stops:
Four SAG Stops (Rest Areas with plenty of Food and Drink) along the route. Restrooms are also available. Support ends at 3:00 p.m.
Complimentary light lunch served at the Inverness Trail Head from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. for all registered riders.
Pre and post event Massage will be available on-site for a donation of $1/minute. (Cash Only Please!)