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8:30 AM Amelia Island Main Beach Ride A/B 43, Gravel 30, & C/S 18 miles

When:
Sunday, November 15, 2020, 8:30 AM
Where:
Main Beach
6 N. Fletcher Ave.
Fernandina Beach, FL  32034
Contact(s):
Joseph j Pitchko
Category:
Club Ride
Registration is not Required
NFBC members only ride. Non-members may test 3 NFBC rides before joining. You must sign the ride waiver to participate in the ride and to earn club points and mileage. There will be a Safety Briefing Meeting 10 minutes before the start of the ride. Please arrive at the starting point early enough to get set up before the pre-ride meeting. Helmets required on all NFBC rides.
Amelia Island is the most popular "Staycation" destination in Northeast Florida.  The ride starts and finishes at the Main Beach. Bring your bathing suit and cool off in the ocean after the ride. (Yes, there is a fresh water shower to rinse off the salt and sand before you go home)     

This ride is for a variety of levels with multiple ride leaders and with no rider left behind. The ride starts at Main Beach and travels through the south along the beaches of Amelia Island and the Talbots Islands. 


The B/C/S 18 mile route rides south to Burney Beach Side Park for a short break before heading north up the west side of Amelia Island. Burney Park has water & restrooms. 

The A/B 43 mile ride follows A1A  south to the Fort George Inlet. At this point we follow the bicycle trails north along the Talbot Island.  Then we cross the Amelia Island bridge and ride up the Burney Beach Side Park for a short break before heading north up the west side of Amelia Island 

Gravel Ride Highlights; Ride along Ocean Ave (along the Ocean, might see a Gopher Tortoise ), Check out Fernandina Beach Harbor, Old Town gravel with River overlook ( a favorite of ours, Ride into Fort Clinch, ride my Lost Colony trail ( Scout Camp) check out a few overlooks in the park. Water stop at the fort with restrooms. Ride to Egan’s Creek Greenway ( great birding, ride along the creek, might get see a Gator) ride to Crane Island trail to pier overlooking Amelia River, back through the Creek to Main Beach.

Gravel ride: Types of bikes required: Gravel bike with 38mm tire or greater, MTB’s. A touring or CX bike could work, but has a better chance of getting bogged down in the loose sections.



See maps for full ride route details: 

Amelia Island - Main Beach A/B 43 miles:   https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33392447
Amelia Island – Main Beach B/C/S 18 miles  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33083001
Amelia Island - Gravel Ride 30 miles  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33755524


 Amelia Island Bridge   

Wooden Bridge Talbot Island


   
THIS RIDE COUNTS FOR CLUB POINTS AND MILEAGE