Gullah Geechee Tour - March 18-24, 2017

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Meal Plan

Back by Popular Demand, we’ll have the Dixie Grill providing an excellent meal plan for cyclists.

Click here to see what’s included.

A La Carte

If you’re into choosing as you go, check out two options for a la carte faire.  The Dixie Grill will be providing a la carte options as well as our local partners:

SEA Community meals.

Restaurants

There are a few nearby restaurants, if that’s more your speed.  Come and enjoy some delicious food!

Check out the local restaurants here.

A La Carte

A la Carte Lunch Options:

On site:

Dixie Grill (price TBD)

SEA Help Resource Community: $10 per plate, daily: menu will vary, each day’s meal will include main course, bread, 2 vegetables and dessert; drinks, additional $2.00.  

Non-riders may purchase a ticket for the Kickoff Party Dinner here:

Beer & Wine Tent

Free beer will be provided each evening by our sponsor,  Brew Bus!

Wine will also be available for purchase – price TBD.

Fair Shot Coffee – Keeping You Rolling

Fair Shot Coffee is the official mobile coffee operation of two roasters, Café Campesino in Americus, Georgia and Sweetwater Organic Coffee in Gainesville Florida.  Delicious, organic, fairly traded coffee and tea is offered early every morning along with simple breakfast options including oatmeal, granola and fruit. In the afternoon, iced coffee, iced tea, and fruit smoothies offer a cool refresher after a day’s workout. Fair Shot offers a ‘Coffee Bracelet’ at registration ($25) which affords the bracelet wearer unlimited hot coffee and hot (Choice brand) organic tea for six days and a $1 discount on all other menu items. We are proud of the history that Café Campesino, Fair Shot and Sweetwater have in supporting riding and paddling throughout the southeast.

Food & Entertainment

We would like to invite all of you to our kick-off party Saturday, March 18 where we will treat you to dinner, complementary beer and live music.  This event is going to really be a lot of fun.  A great way to kick off the tour!

Dinner is from 5-7 and is included with both rider and non-rider registration (excluding one day riders).  The performance begins at 7:00 pm.  We hope that all of you can join us for what will be an unforgettable evening!

We’ll have LIVE ENTERTAINMENT from Little Jake and the Soul Searchers and the McIntosh County Shouters!

St. Johns Tour

LOCAL RESTAURANTS

JIM’S PLACE (BARBECUE AND PIZZA)

2 miles from fairgrounds
4917 State Rd 207, Elkton, FL 32033
jimsplacefamilyrestaurant.com

 

RYPE AND READI GOLF BISTRO (FARM-TO-MARKET RESTAURANT)

7 miles from fairgrounds
4900 Cypress Links Blvd, Elkton, FL 32033
rypeandreadi.com

Friday, March 17

 

5:00 pm: Camping available for early arrivals.

*We are opening the campsite early as a courtesy to those arriving before our official start.  There will be no on-site security.

**Staff may still be setting up at this time; please allow them to work so everything can be ready for Saturday.  There will be no early check-ins, no exceptions.

 

5:00 pm-9:00 pm: Shower Truck open

 

 

Saturday, March 18

1 Route, 35.2 Miles

 

Points of Interest:

 Molasses Junction Country Store: mi. 14

 

Schedule:

 

6:00 am-9:00 pm: Shower Truck open

 

9:00 am- 6:00 pm: Campsite Bike Mechanic Services

 

6:00 am-5:00 pm: Headquarters Opening Hours

  • Check-in and Packet Pickup
  • On-site Registration
  • Snacks and Beverages
  • Merchandise
  • First Aid/Medical Area
  • Q & A

 

1:00 pm-9:30 pm: Massage services

 

4:00 pm-4:45 pm: Rider orientation

 

5:00 pm-7:00 pm: Dinner.  Free for all week long ride and non-ride participants.  Available a la carte for $25 at headquarters.

 

5:00 pm-9:00 pm: Florida Avenue Beer Tent open

 

7:15 pm-9:00 pm: Gullah Geechee Spring Tour Kick-Off Party, featuring McIntosh County Shouters 

 

Sunday, March 19th

Short route 38.7 miles

Long route 71.4 miles

 

Points of Interest: 

Riverdale Park: mi. 8.

Buddy Boy's Kountry Korner: mi. 24 (long).

Riverfront Park: mi. 32 (long).

 

Schedule:

 

6:00 am-8:00 am: Breakfast (Dixie Grill Meal Plan)

 

6:00 am-9:00 pm: Shower Truck open

 

6:30 am-8:30 am: Campsite Bike Mechanic Services

 

7:15 am-7:45 am: Blessing of the Bikes (optional faith-based service)

 

8:00 am-8:30 am: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Armstrong Trailhead

  • County Commissioners and Media will be on hand to celebrate the official opening of the Armstrong Trailhead Park.  
  • Everyone is invited to take part--location only 0.5 mile from fairgrounds, signs will mark the route.
  • Some light breakfast snacks will be provided.

 

6:00 am-8:00 pm: Headquarters Opening Hours

  • Check-in and Packet Pickup
  • On-site Registration
  • Snacks and Beverages
  • Merchandise
  • First Aid/Medical Area
  • Q & A

 

11:00 am-9:30 pm: Massage services

 

4:00 pm-5:00 pm: Yoga

 

4:00 pm-7:00 pm: Campsite Bike Mechanic Services

 

5:00 pm-7:00 pm: Dinner (Dixie Grill Meal Plan)

 

5:00 pm-9:00 pm: Florida Avenue Beer Tent open

 

7:15 pm-7:30 pm: Rider meeting

 

7:45 pm-9:00 pm: Little Jake and the Soul Searchers concert

Monday, March 20: St. Augustine Day

1 Route, 45.2 miles

 

Points of Interest:

Armstrong Trailhead: mi. 1

City of St. Augustine

 

Schedule:

 

6:00 am-8:00 am: Breakfast (Dixie Grill Meal Plan)

 

6:00 am-9:00 pm: Shower Truck open

 

6:30 am-8:30 am: Campsite Bike Mechanic Services

 

6:00 am-8:00 pm: Headquarters Opening Hours

  • Check-in and Packet Pickup
  • On-site Registration
  • Snacks and Beverages
  • Merchandise
  • First Aid/Medical Area
  • Q & A

 

11:00 am-9:30 pm: Massage services

 

4:00 pm-5:00 pm: Yoga

 

4:00 pm-7:00 pm: Campsite Bike Mechanic Services

 

5:00 pm-7:00 pm: Dinner (Dixie Grill Meal Plan)

 

5:00 pm-9:00 pm: Florida Avenue Beer Tent open

 

7:15 pm-7:30 pm: Rider meeting

 

7:45 pm-9:00 pm: Lonesome Bert and the Skinny Lizards concert.

Tuesday, March 21

Short route, 35.9 miles

Long route, 66.9 miles

Century route,100 miles

 

Points of Interest:

Crescent Beach Park: mi. 18

Marineland: mi. 25 (long/century)

 

Schedule:

 

6:00 am-8:00 am: Breakfast (Dixie Grill Meal Plan)

 

6:00 am-9:00 pm: Shower Truck open

 

6:00 am-8:00 pm: Headquarters Opening Hours

  • Check-in and Packet Pickup
  • On-site Registration
  • Snacks and Beverages
  • Merchandise
  • First Aid/Medical Area
  • Q & A

 

6:30 am-8:30 am: Campsite Bike Mechanic Services

 

11:00 am-9:30 pm: Massage services

 

4:00 pm-5:00 pm: Yoga

 

4:00 pm-7:00 pm: Campsite Bike Mechanic Services

 

5:00 pm-7:00 pm: Dinner (Dixie Grill Meal Plan)

 

5:00 pm-9:00 pm: Florida Avenue Beer Tent open

 

7:15 pm-7:45 pm: Rider meeting

  • Palatka Day information and welcome

 

7:45 pm-9:00 pm: Collapsible B

Wednesday, March 22: Palatka Day

Short route, 38.4 miles

Long route, 45.7 miles

Metric century, 60 miles

 

Points of Interest:

Palatka Day: mi. 16

Ravine Gardens State Park: mi. 18

 

Evening Activities:

6:00 am-8:00 am: Breakfast (Dixie Grill Meal Plan)

 

6:00 am-9:00 pm: Shower Truck open

 

6:00 am-8:00 pm: Headquarters Opening Hours

  • Check-in and Packet Pickup
  • On-site Registration
  • Snacks and Beverages
  • Merchandise
  • First Aid/Medical Area
  • Q & A

 

6:30 am-8:30 am: Campsite Bike Mechanic Services

 

11:00 am-9:30 pm: Massage services

 

4:00 pm-5:00 pm: Yoga

 

4:00 pm-7:00 pm: Campsite Bike Mechanic Services

 

4:00 pm-5:00 pm: 1st BMX Trickstars Performance

  • Event open to local children.  Helmet fitting and giveaway provided by St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Bicycle Association.

 

5:00 pm-7:00 pm: Dinner (Dixie Grill Meal Plan)

 

5:00 pm-9:00 pm: Florida Avenue Beer Tent open

 

7:15-7:45 pm: Rider Meeting

 

8:00 pm-9:00 pm: 2nd BMX Trickstars Performance

Thursday, March 23: Share the Road and Florida Bicycle Association Day-Wear Your Share the Road Jersey!

Short route, 40.1 miles

Long route, 71.7 miles

Century route, 101.5 miles

 

Points of Interest:

Dunn's Creek Bridge: mi. 22

Shrimp R Us and More: mi. 31(century)

Dunn's Creek State Park: mi. 39 (long)/mi. 69 (century)

 

Schedule:

 

6:00 am-8:00 am: Breakfast (Dixie Grill Meal Plan)

 

6:00 am-9:00 pm: Shower Truck open

 

6:00 am-8:00 pm: Headquarters Opening Hours

  • Check-in and Packet Pickup
  • On-site Registration
  • Snacks and Beverages
  • Merchandise
  • First Aid/Medical Area
  • Q & A

 

6:30 am-8:30 am: Campsite Bike Mechanic Services

 

11:00 am-9:30 pm: Massage services

 

4:00 pm-5:00 pm: Yoga

 

4:00 pm-7:00 pm: Campsite Bike Mechanic Services

 

5:00 pm-7:00 pm: Dinner (Dixie Grill Meal Plan)

 

5:00 pm-9:00 pm: Florida Avenue Beer Tent open

 

7:15-7:30 pm: Rider Meeting

 

7:45 pm-9:00 pm: Bike Florida Talent Show and Raffle Drawing!

  • 1st Place: 2018 Spring Tour
  • 2nd Place: $250 off ANY Bike Florida Event
  • 3rd Place: Share the Road Jersey
  • There will be raffle drawings for more prizes, including another 2018 Spring Tour entry.
  • Bring instruments, write songs, perform silly plays dance… if you have the talent, this is your night!

Friday, March 24: Last Day

1 Route, 42.4 miles

 

Points of Interest

Armstrong Trailhead

Farewell party and ice cream social: mile 31, St. Paul's Episcopal Church

 

Schedule

 

6:00 am-8:00 am: Breakfast (Dixie Grill Meal Plan)

 

6:00 am-4:00 pm: Shower Truck open

 

6:30 am-3:00 pm: Campsite Bike Mechanic Services

 

6:00 am-12:00 pm: Headquarters Opening Hours

  • Check-in and Packet Pickup
  • On-site Registration
  • Snacks and Beverages
  • Merchandise
  • First Aid/Medical Area
  • Q & A

 

4:00 pm: Campsite Closes