NFBC Independence Day Ride on Monday July 5
For this ride please wear your patriotic or NFBC jersey
Every year the NFBC does 30, 55 & 100-mile rides on New Year’s Day in January and for Independence Day in July. The 100-mile route takes you along some of the least travelled roads in the area and include a section in the southernmost part of Georgia. The shorter options take you out to Mcclenny or just up the rail trail and back.
Although New Year and Independence Day rides follow the same 30, 55 and 100-mile routes, they are very different.
Temperatures for the January are often in the 40s with strong northeast winds. The landscapes tend to be brown and grey. On the other hand, the temperatures in July are usually in the 90s and occasionally over 100. The winds are out of the southwest. The forest and fields are now bright green and lush.
Group 1 will be all 100-mile riders and all the 55-mile riders. Group 1 will depart at 7AM to avoid the heat. Sunrise is at 6:30AM. The Ride Leader for the 100-mile route is Jonathan Tomassetti. It may be extremely hot so this may not be the best choice for your first century of 2021. If you start out on the 100-mile ride and you decide mid-route that you are not up to it, you can change to the 55-mile route from Rest Stop #2 in MacClenny, Please download and look at the map before the ride.
100 Mile Route GPS and Map
55 Mile Route GPS and Map
Group 2 will be any level cyclist riding the 30-mile JBRT. Group 2 will depart at 8:30AM. (This is actually the same as the weekly Westside Rail Trail Ride that is held every Monday. If you normally work on Monday this is a chance to try this popular ride. The Ride Leader for the 30 mile group is Clyde Riggs!