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HomeEvents8:30 AM Amelia Island Main Beach Ride A/B 41, Gravel 30, & C/S 28 miles

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8:30 AM Amelia Island Main Beach Ride A/B 41, Gravel 30, & C/S 28 miles

When:
Sunday, January 17, 2021, 8:30 AM
Where:
Main Beach
6 N. Fletcher Ave.
Fernandina Beach, FL  32034
Additional Info:
Contact(s):
Joseph j Pitchko
Category:
Club Ride
Registration is not Required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
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 28 mile route includes a loop through Ft Clinch State Park, a segment along Fernandina's charming Centre Street, a loop through a hidden horse-farm cul-de-sac, and a finishing stretch along the Atlantic Ocean on Fletcher Avenue.

The 43 mile ride starts at Main Beach then thru Scenic Fort Clinch State Park, to Old Town Overlook, ride along Front St, Horse Farm Loop, Crane Island, Dog Park, ride to the end of the island, Burnie Park, Famous Atlantic Beach.



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 -  A/B 41 miles:   41 mile route including Ft Clinch
Amelia Island – B/C/S 28 miles: 28 mile route including Ft Clinch
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