Invitational and Out of Town Rides, and Changes


This page is for posting Invitational and Out-of-Town Rides, as well as any Ride Change Announcements.
(These announcements might also appear in the online calendar.)

Feb 20- (Daily)

Description: Let's have some fun having alligators chasing us as we trek through the Florida Everglades. Daily rides multiple distances. 50-100 miles. Meet at the Wal-Mart (Collier Blvd and US 41 Tamiami Trail) at 7:00 am. Please call me day before to go over route.  Time of Day: 07:00:00 - 12:00:00
 Contact Name: Randy 
Contact Email: randy@northernvending.com Contact Phone: 734-622-9700
Naples FL 

Jan 15 (Sun)

Gran Fondo Brevard

Indialantic, FL. This multidistance cycling event will take riders on a tour through the Space Coast. Participants can choose to ride the 35-mile Piccolo Fondo, the 63-mile Medio Fondo, or the full 105-mile Gran Fondo route. Also included is a 5K Run/Walk. https://raceroster.com/events/2017/9129/gran-fondo-brevard

Captain: Randy Rubin  734-660-8800 randy@northernvending.com

Feb 18 (Sat)

Wrigley Ride

St. Augustine, FL. Memorial ride for Bryan Wrigley, 2011 hit-and-run victim. Routes include metric, half metric, & quarter metric century: 65, 46, & 28 miles. https://raceroster.com/events/2017/9079/wrigley-ride

Captain: Randy Rubin  734-660-8800 randy@northernvending.com


Feb 19 (Sun)

Tour Latino

Clermont, FL. The only Latin-themed cycling fundraising event in Central Florida. Benefit for Prospera, which helps develop small businesses in the Hispanic community. Routes include century, metric century, half century, quarter century, 10-mile family ride, & a 5K run. https://raceroster.com/events/2017/9042/tour-latino

Captain: Randy Rubin  734-660-8800 randy@northernvending.com

Apr 2 (Sun)

36th Annual Cross Florida Ride

Cocoa to Bayport, FL. We start in Cocoa Beach at Alan Shepard Park at the eastern terminus of SR-520, and will be traveling a well-marked route south of the metro Orlando area, then through hilly Pasco county, and finishing up at the beautiful Bayport Park on the Gulf coast. More than 140 miles, 4 SAG stops. https://raceroster.com/events/2017/8740/36th-annual-cross-florida-ride

Captain: Randy Rubin  734-660-8800 randy@northernvending.com

Apr 22-May 4, 2018 (Sun-Fri)
BAC Southern Coastal Portugal
Starting just south of Lisbon, the tour route follows the coast south to Cabo de Sao Vicente, the southwestern most point of Europe, and then traces the Algarve shore to Tavira. Overnights are: Grandola, Cercal, Odeceixe (2 nights), Sagres, Lagos, Monchique (2 nights), Alte, Estoi, Tavira (2 nights).   Average mandatory mileage is 35 miles, with average elevation gain 2865. BAC rides are limited, and fill quickly. http://www.bicycleadventureclub.org/html/rides/?action=ride&rideid=1150
Captain: Alex Wagner  734-997-7484  alexwagner1136@gmail.com

May 12-18 (Fri-Thu)

REI Tuscany Cycling
Pienza to Siena, Italy. Explore the lush hillsides of Tuscany on a fully-supported bike tour, up to 42 miles per day. Visit scenic vineyards, Renaissance towns, and beautiful pastures. Enjoy fresh cuisine and taste Italy’s famed wines. Space limited, fills quickly.
Captain: Jim Knight 734-478-0424 jwknight46@gmail.com

The following two weekly rides have been extended to continue through the month of November:
Monday, 9:00 a.m. - WEATHER PERMITTING
Back Roads Ramble
Start: 960 Forest Road, off Country Club Road in Barton Hills
Captains: Jeanette & Chuck Hescheles  734-761-2885 & Beth Caldwell  734-663-5060
Note: Please call ride captain at 8 a.m. DOR to see if ride will take place
Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. (note time change)
Parks, Lakes & Trails
Start: McHattie Park, South Lyon
Captain: Jan Tripp  734-996-8079
Wednesday, 9:00 a..m. - WEATHER PERMITTING
Superior Salem Dirt Road Ride
Start: Trinity Church parking lot at NE corner of Gotgredson & Plymouth-Ann Arbor Roads
Captains: Beth Caldwell  734-663-5060 & Marilyn Pobanz  734-663-8980
Note: Please call ride captain at 8 a.m. DOR to see if ride will take place

Correction to Back Roads Ramble November Extension
Please note that we are no longer allowed to start in Barton Hills, therefore we will start at Old St. Patrick's church at the corner of Whitmore Lake Road and Northfield church.  Interested riders need to call either Beth Caldwell at 734-663-5060 at 8:00 am Day of ride or John Butwin 734-717-7567.

Florida Rides

Nov 2016 through April 2017
Tuesday – Breakfast ride to First Watch
Ride through Placida, Englewood and Venice to Sarasota for breakfast at First Watch then return. Pace of 16-18 mph can be adjusted.
A/B 60-80 mi 7:00 am Cape Haze Community Center, Placida, FL
Captain: Dawn Callahan 517-392-8956
Nov 2016 through April 2017
Thursday – North Port and Beyond  
A round trip ride to North Port with a breakfast stop.
A/B 60 mi 7:00 am Cape Haze Community Center, Placida, FL
Captain: Dawn Callahan 517-392-8956