SAG (Support and Gear)

SAG SupportAll riders should come physically prepared to ride the entire route (280 miles.) Vehicle support will be prioritized for use in medical and/or mechanical emergencies. The SAG vehicles will also carry first-aid kits, ice, water, sports drinks and sports snacks which can be replenished during the various stops along the ride. Riders are responsible for their own breakfast on the first day and dinner all three days. We will be stopping as a group for lunch and riders are encouraged to meet for dinner as a group, but not required.

Mechanical Support:
The event will provide an experienced mechanic to follow the route every day in a support vehicle to take care of mechanical emergencies. You should at least have basic tools and skills necessary to change flats and perform minor mechanical adjustments. The mechanic will also be available each evening at the lodging site. The mechanical support vehicle carries a supply of tires, tubes, and spare parts, but you should come prepared with at least (4) four spare tubes and (4) four CO2 cartridges. Riders are encouraged to switch to special puncture resistant tires, i.e. Gator Skinz or Specialized Armadillos for the tour to help minimize the possibility of flats.

**Do yourself and the group a favor by starting the ride off with a fresh set of tires and tubes to mitigate the number of stops.

Nov 3rd – 5th, 2017

Registration begins May 1st, 2017


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Testimonials

For someone who hadn’t yet explored southern Florida, this was an amazing and unique way to go about it – biking through the Everglades, next to the ocean, over long bridges, and ending in magical Key West! What an adventure! Even training for the ride was interesting. And to top it all off, I got to spend time with some great people.
Eric- St. Petersburg, FL
Kevin and Joanna are great even organizers. Their attention to detail made the ride even better than I could have ever expected. There is not a doubt in my mind that this ride will be on my calendar each year moving forward.
Leslie- Orlando, FL
The 72 hours to Key West ride is one of the best organized rides I have ridden. It was very well organized with SAG support and was a great opportunity to meet fellow cyclists. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it and cannot wait to do it again next year.
Craig- Naples, FL
Amazing experience, great course, and great finish into Key West.. Kevin and Joanna are awesome people and organizers. We made friends and had a chance for a great accomplishment.
Emily- Orlando, FL
Thank you for an awesome trip!!!! Highly recommend this bike tour; Kevin and Joanna are the best ride leaders!!!!
Katie- St. Petersburg
Amazingly fun, well organized tour ride through spectacular vistas of the glades and the ocean with a great group of riders and organizers. Do not leave this opportunity unchecked on your bucket list!
Ron- Palm Harbour, FL
This is the ride for those that want to push themselves just a little bit, enjoy great vistas, water, some of the best folks around and a weekend of fun.
Court- Ft. Myers, FL
I drove 10 hours south looking for a new cycling challenge and instead had the ride of my life. A true bucket list experience! I can’t wait to go again next year!
John- Atlanta, GA
This event is fun because it’s not too hard and not too easy – nicely balanced for both the serious or semi-serious rider (I wouldn’t recommend for casual riders). Day 1 is quite challenging because of distance, potential heat and winds, with a pleasant start but a rugged finish that sets you up for days 2 and 3, which gradually become more beautiful and enthralling. The last 50 miles into Key West are scenically delightful, the 7-mile bridge being a particular highlight, and are an excellent preparation for your entry to Key West, and a well-deserved evening of celebrations!
Eric- Iowa
I was a bit skeptical and concerned about safety on Tamiami Trail and Krome Ave at first. However, the road conditions were not that bad, Tamiami Trail was one of the mst scenic rides I’ve ever done. The group was great and no one was ever dropped, everyone was looking out for each other and the experience as a whole exceeded my expectations.
Tod Landess- Miami