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9AM Right Whale Festival Jessica Bibza Tribute Ride 32 Miles B & C
Sunday, November 6, 2022, 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM
Fernandina Main Beach Parking Lot near the Skate Park. Look for the NFBC flag
25 Tarpon Street
Fernadina Beach, FL 32054
Registration is required
Registration with Right Whale Festival is Required. NFBC members ride. Non-member guests are also allowed. Non-NFBC members may test 3 NFBC rides before joining. All riders must sign the NFBC ride waiver to participate in the ride. The ride departs at 9:00 am. 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 are required on all NFBC rides.
The Right Whale Festival on Saturday, November 5 and Sunday, November 6 celebrates the annual return of endangered North Atlantic right whales to the warm coastal water off northeast Florida and Georgia, where they give birth to and nurse their young.
With less than 350 Right whales remaining, this family-fun event raises awareness of the threats to right whales and how we can help in their recovery. The festival highlights local efforts to protect these whales from extinction, as well as ocean-themed activities and exhibits that emphasize education and environmentally responsible adventures and products. Free Admission - Come early and spend the day
For the festival schedule (live music, beach yoga, dog parade ...) and other details follow this link:
Ride Whale Festival schedule
During the Festival the NORTH FLORIDA BICYCLE CLUB will be hosting a ride honoring Right Whale Festival Co-Founder, Jessica Koelsch Bibza was tragically killed by a motorist on September 24, 2022.
This will be a 32-mile ride on Amelia Island for experienced riders divided into two group paces of 16 to 20 mph (B group) and 12 to 17 mph (C group). The ride departs at 9:00. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before departure for the pre-ride brief. Helmets are required. Refreshments will be provided at SuperCorsa Cycles.
Click the link for the route map (downloadable GPS maps available)
Ride with GPS Route Map
The ride is free but limited to 50 cyclists so please register with the festival. Participants will get a free Right Whale Festival t-shirt.
Ride Registration (Free)