Calling all cyclists!
Want to experience Florida’s natural magnificence from a new perspective? The Flagler Fondo may be your answer. A favorite cycling experience for participants with a range of skill levels, Flagler Fondo offers unique routes, breathtaking scenery, great food, new friendships and memories you won’t soon forget.
When is the Flagler Fondo?
This year, the event takes place September 15-16, 2018.
What can I expect at the Flagler Fondo?
The theme of the Flagler Fondo is “Something Different” — and that’s exactly what you can expect from this two-day cycling event. You’ll coast with the other riders along the A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway, the Intracoastal Waterway and the Ormond Scenic Loop — talk about a workout with a view! Experience stunning cycling routes from Palm Coast all the way down to Ponce Inlet. Riders can select from route options of 40, 75 or 100 miles each day, with a bonus 28-mile option on Sunday. The Century course on Saturday even takes riders through Daytona Beach’s much-loved Lighthouse Point Park, where the ocean meets the Intracostal Waterway.
The ride incorporates fully supported rest stops that offer all the supplies, nutrition and hydration your body will be craving after a long leg of adventuring. Along these routes, you’ll always have what you need to refuel. And, the routes and stops will feature clearly marked mobile support vehicles — AKA SAG support — roaming the entire course. Plus, you’ll be showered with cool swag and can enjoy a vibrant festival atmosphere.
How much does Flagler Fondo cost?
If you book before September 2, you can save some money on the full two-day event — registration runs at $125 per rider. After that, the price bumps up to $130 until the day before the event, and then to $140 for day-of registrants.
Not feeling a full two days of scenic riding? You can register to ride for just one day or the other if you want! For Saturday only, prices start at $65, and are raised by $5 on the day before and day of, and the same is true for the Sunday portion.
What if I’m not a hard-core cyclist?
Of course, if you’re not an experienced cyclist or can’t make the event this year, you can still enjoy some of the most scenic bike rides of your life. In Daytona Beach, it’s easy to rent a ride for the day or bring your own bike for a one-of-a-kind adventure. Whether going for a sunrise ride along 23 miles of hard-packed beaches or pedaling through one of the area’s many nature preserves, riding bikes is an ideal way to enjoy all of the natural beauty in the area and get your heart thumping at the same time.
And if you do come down to the region for the Flagler Fondo, make your way back down to Daytona Beach for a few days of rest and recharging after the event’s conclusion.
Explore the interactive Flagler Fondo route maps available online, and start planning your cycling excursion today!
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