Gullah Geechee Tour - March 18-24, 2017

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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

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