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2005 Fall Series - South / Central Florida - RUSA Approved

 

Administration:

The RBA (Regional Brevet Administrator) for the South Central Florida Brevet Series is Michael Grussemeyer. He is responsible for the contents of this webpage. Feel free to contact him at for any questions you have related to this series.

 

Forum:

There is now a forum for the South / Central Florida Brevet series. Check it out:

http://brevets.TampaCycling.com

 

E-Mail subscribtion:

If you want to receive information from the RBA Michael Grussemeyer on upcoming events, updates and last minute changes, you can subscribe to an email distribution list. Send an email to Brevet_list-subscribe@TampaCycling.com to subscribe. If you don't want any further updates you can unsubscribe any time at: Brevet_list-unsubscribe@TampaCycling.com.

 

Information:

We had some great rides during the early part of the year and you contributed with your participation to make it a success. Therefore Michael Grussemeyer with the help of local volunteers are running 5 more RUSA approved 200k Brevets in the Central/South Florida region during the second half of the year.
Different locations have been selected, so that hopefully everybody will have one close to their home area. This might also attract new riders to join some of these interesting rides.

The 5 rides will be in the following areas:

Tampa - Saturday, 20th August 2005, 7am - completed

Satellite Beach - Saturday, 24th September 2005, 7am, 20$ Fee, Approved - New Date!

Lake Okeechobee, Belle Glade - Saturday, 15th October, 7am

Ft. Myers - Sunday, 13th November, 7:30am

West Palm Beach - Saturday, 3rd December, 7:30am

Come on out and join us!

Watch this page as it will get updated during the next weeks with more detailed information.

 

Ride schedule and cue sheets:

Distance Date/Time Time limit Cue sheet / GPS routing files Map overview
Sattelite Beach

200 km
125 mi  

24th September
7 AM
13:30 200k_SatteliteBeach.xls

200k_SatteliteBeach.gdb

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Lake Okeechobee, Belle Glade

200 km
125 mi

15th October
7 AM
13:30 200k_LakeOkeechobee.xls

200k_LakeOkeechobee.gdb

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Ft. Myers

200 km
125 mi

13th November
7 AM
13:30 200k_FtMyers.xls

200k_FtMyers.gdb

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West Palm Beach

200 km
125 mi

3rd December
7:30 AM
13:30 200k_West_Palm_Beach.xls

200k_West_Palm_Beach.gdb

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Registration:

Preregistration is not required, but riders will not be able to register or have their bike inspected on the day of the event until preregistered riders have departed, and the control windows must still be respected. For registration within the last 24 hours before the start a $10 late fee will apply as all Brevet cards, rosters and other information has to be posted by hand.

Please use this HTML Fall Registration Form or the Word Fall Registration Form.

Please return this registration form signed and with checks to Michael E. Grussemeyer and make sure they arrive no later than 24 hours before the event. If you are late with your registration please sent in via email so that Brevet cards can be created. If you sent in your registration via email at least 24 hours prior to the event and use the check in the night before the event, the late fee does not apply.

 

FALL SCHEDULE 2005 AND VOLUNTEER SIGN UP:  Just type in your name after the volunteer position under the date of the event you wish to work.

 

    Saturday, August 20, 2005, Tampa, Fl., 7 am Start… COMPLETED

 

    Sag Vehicle and Sag Stop Volunteer: Michael E. Grussemeyer, RBA, 239-549-7459, rbacentralflorida@bike4one.com

 

    Saturday, September 24, 2005, Satellite Beach, Fl., 7am Start, Fee $20.00, NEW DATE… APPROVED

    Sag Vehicle Volunteer:
    Sag Stop Volunteer:
    Both Sag Vehicle and Sag Stop Volunteer:
    Include your phone number and e:mail:

 

    Saturday, October 15, 2005, Lake Okeechobee, Belle Glade, Fl., 7am Start, FEE $20.00,  …Completed

    Sag Vehicle Volunteer:  
    Sag Stop Volunteer:
    Both Sag Vehicle and Sag Stop Volunteer:
    Include your phone number and e:mail

 

    Sunday, November 13, 2005, Ft. Myers, Fl., 7:30am Start, FEE $20.00,  …Approved

    Sag Vehicle Volunteer:
    Sag Stop Volunteer:      
    Both Sage Vehicle and Sag Stop Volunteer:
    Include your phone number and e:mail:

 

    Saturday, December 3, 2005, West Palm Beach, Fl, 7:30am Start, FEE $20.00, ...Approved

    Sag Vehicle Volunteer
   
Sag Stop Volunteer
   
Both Sag Vehicle and Sag Stop Volunteer
   
Include your phone number and e:mail:

 

Tampa 200 km - Saturday, 20th August 2005 - Tour de Guava:

The Tour de Guava 200km is a combination of riding some of the streets of Tampa’s inner city, the entire length of The Pinnellas Trail through St. Petersburg to Tarpon Springs, then over to a short out and back on the Suncoast Trail, and back to Tampa Palms Country Club.

Lodging:
For those wishing to arrive the evening before, The Wingate Inn, on 17301 Dona Michelle Dr. & Bruce B. Downs is within 2 miles of the start and it is $99 per night for two full beds. Free internet in rooms, free continental breakfast served 6am to 10am. (Scrambled eggs, sausage, waffles, cereals, fruit, fruit juices, Danish, etc. Great breakfast) The phone number is 813-971-7676. There is a wide bike path from the motel all the way to the start. Directions are: I-75 just north of I-4 to Hwy 54 exit east to Bruce B. Downs exit to the right. Turn right on Bruce B. Downs (north) two blocks and the Wingate is on your right.

Registration:
Club Tampa Palms, 16402 Tampa Palms Blvd., Tampa, Fl. 33647, Phone 813-979-9595. Friday evening August 19th, 6pm till 9pm. Early morning registration at the same location and Brevet starting point from 6am till 6:35 am. All other registrants will have to wait until after the ride start to register.

Credits:
John Bunch is the local volunteer for the 200k "Tour de Guava". He put up a webpage with more details, registration, map and cue sheet.

Webpage with details:
See the Tour de Guava webpage for details.

Preregistration / Registration week of the event!
Please don't wait this long unless absolutely necessary. I need time to process your registration, print personal brevet cards, and have enough volunteer staff and equipment for the event. As a minimum, please send in a complete registration 24 hours prior to the event.

 

Satellite Beach 200 km - Saturday, 24th September:

This is a great ride down A-1-A, turning West and rambling through the outskirts of Melbourne and then following The Indian River on CR 515 to Cocoa and heading East and cycling Southward down the other side of The Indian River through Satellite Beach and back to the start at Indian Harbour Beach. This is a new route!

For those wishing to arrive the day before the event. The Island Inn, soon to possibly change to The Lexington Inn, formerly The Wellesley Inn ( The same one Peter Noris used) is located at the intersection of CR 513 (1894 Patrick Drive) and Banana River Drive in Indian Harbour Beach, Fl. 32937. Their phone number is 321-773-0325. They serve a modest continental breakfast from 6:30am to 9:30am. Their Managers Special Rate is $70 per night for a non-smoking room with two double beds.

Registration & Bike Inspection:
Friday September 23th, 6pm till 9pm at the motel and in the morning 5:45am till 6:35 am. Later registrants will have to wait until after the ride start.
You do not have to be a member of RUSA to participate in this event.

Ride Start:
Saturday, September 24th from under the Canopy at the motel at 7:00am.

Preregistration / Registration week of the event!
Please don't wait this long unless absolutely necessary. I need time to process your registration, print personal brevet cards, and have enough volunteer staff and equipment for the event. As a minimum, please send in a complete registration 24 hours prior to the event.

 

Lake Okeechobee RUSA 200km - Saturday, 15th October:

This is a ride around the second largest lake in the USA. We begin in Belle Glade on the Southeastern shore. And head slightly Northwest to the levee and turn left on the paved 15 mile plus portion to Clewiston. Riding the levee is extraordinary in that you are elevated some twenty feet above everything else. Offering Panoramic views of the lake and wildlife on one side and of farmland with sugar cane fields on the other. This portion of the trail ends at the Corps of Engineers facility in Clewiston where we pick up US Hwy 27 through the City and then turn North on CR-720 through the cane fields and past fishing camps heading to Moorehaven where we encounter a long high bridge going over a portion of the city. We then head North on CR-78 we ride past more open range and pass The Okee-Tantie Campground and Marina, located on the Kissimee River just before it goes into the lake. From there we venture Northeast on CR-721 through the Brighton Indian Reservation on some really smooth roads. At Brighton we head West on Hwy 70 to the City of Okeechobee and connect with CR-441 and 98 to follow the Northern Rim of the lake Past Port Mayaca, Canal Point, and Pahokee. Out of Pahokee we head South on CR-715 past an airfield which usually has skydivers jumping on most Saturdays and Sundays. We pass several parks along the way back to Belle Glade and return through the heart of the City to the finish.

Lodging:
For those wishing to arrive the day before the event or stay over after the nearest motel of any consequences (fit to sleep in) is the Best Western in Clewiston 15 miles to the West. The phone number for reservations is 877-478-1700. Their direct number is 863-983-3400. Amanda the manager has given us a rate of $89 for two double beds and a microwave and mini refrigerator in each room. A 6:30am continental breakfast is served and can be arranged to start a little earlier on request. There is a Clock Restaurant next door which opens at 6:30am also. Wall Mart is just across the street and is opened till Midnight.
Those individuals wishing to camp will find Palm Beach County’s South Bay RV & Campground a delightful place to camp. Great facilities, clean restrooms, washer & dryers, lake views and only 4 miles West of Belle Glade off Hwy 27. Their number for reservations is 561-992-9045. The Rim Trail to Clewiston passes 100 yards from the RV entrance.

Registration & Bike Inspection:
Saturday Morning, October 15, 5:45am till 6:35 am. Later registrants will have to wait until after the ride start. You do not have to be a member of RUSA to participate in this event.

Ride Start:
Saturday, October 15, 7:00am Start from Fidelity Federal Bank & Trust, 800 S. Main Street, Belle Glade, Fl. 33430 (This is the same bank The Okeechobee Lark started from, only a new name.

Preregistration / Registration week of the event!
Please don't wait this long unless absolutely necessary. I need time to process your registration, print personal brevet cards, and have enough volunteer staff and equipment for the event. As a minimum, please send in a complete registration 24 hours prior to the event.

 

Ft. Myers, Fl. “ Tour de Lee” RUSA 200 km - Sunday, 13th November:

This is a ride through Lee County, “The Island Coast”. We start in “Paradise”, Cape Coral, Fl., cross the Calusahatchee River, and go to Ft. Myers Beach on Estero Island. We then follow the beach road down through the chain of islands over bridges with many water views of the Gulf of Mexico past Lovers Key County Park to Bonita Beach. We then head south towards Naples, Fl., but turn east just before entering Collier County. Now we are heading back north through Bonita Springs through parts of the old town and continuing up through some of the new subdivisions on quiet smooth new roadways with ample bike lanes. Next we ride past the huge outlet shopping mall and turn up Ben Hill Griffin Road (which is super smooth with large bike lanes) past the new Gulf Coast University all the way to Ft. Myers before heading east towards Lehigh Acres and some of its 1200 miles of roadways. We again cross the Caloosahatchee River at Alva, Fl. And travel east on the North River Road through some winding scenic roadway. Next we wind our way through North Ft. Myers and some of the large parceled homes with horses. Finally we return to the northern extremes of Cape Coral and ride through some of the104 square miles of quiet roadways back to the finish.

Lodging:
For those wishing to arrive the day before the event. The Quality Hotel Nautilus is located in Cape Coral at 1538 Cape Coral Pkwy about 5 miles from the ride start. Phone number for reservations is 239-542-2121. Usually a room with double beds is $75 for two persons, $85 for four. Also, there are AAA and AARP discounts. There is no camping close by.

Registration & Bike Inspection:
Sunday morning, November 13, 5:45am till 6:35 am. At the ride start. Later registrants will have to wait until after the ride start. You do not have to be a member of RUSA to participate in this event.

Ride Start:
Sunday, November 13th, 7:00am from the west side of Camelot Shopping Center at SW !7th Place and Cape Coral Pkwy. Plenty of parking here on the west side or ride your bike from the motel to here and back and add another 10 miles to your ride.

Preregistration / Registration week of the event!
Please don't wait this long unless absolutely necessary. I need time to process your registration, print personal brevet cards, and have enough volunteer staff and equipment for the event. As a minimum, please send in a complete registration 24 hours prior to the event.

 

West Palm Beach RUSA 200 km - Saturday, 3rd December:

This Brevet starts at The Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 East Indiantown Road, Jupiter, Fl. Located at the intersection of Indiantown Road and A-1-A.. You start by going past a great lighthouse and continuing to thread your way along A-1-A all along the ocean and beach roads past many parks along the way. The halfway point is at Control – 4, The Jaycee Park Seaside Grill, where great food and drink is available with a seaside view. We then continue down Indian River Drive to The Old Dixie Highway and follow this relative quiet road with rolling hills most of the way back and backtrack on some of the first thirty miles to the finish. Lots of fun riding!

Lodging:
For those wishing to arrive the day before the event. The Wellesley Inn , soon to change to The La Quinta Inn, sometime in December. It is located half a mile west of the intersection of Indiantown Road and A-1-A in a shopping mall, at 34 Fisherman’s Wharf, Jupiter, Fl. 33477. Phone number is 561-575-7201. It sets back off the road on the north side of the road just before the bridge. They serve a continental breakfast from 6:00am to 10:00am. Their Managers Special Rate is $89 per night for a non-smoking room with two double beds. AAA & AARP Rate is $82 per night.

Registration & Bike Inspection:
Saturday morning December 3, 5:45am till 6:35 am. Later registrants will have to wait until after the ride start. You do not have to be a member of RUSA to participate in this event.

Ride Start:
Saturday, December 3rd, 7:00 am, from the parking lot of The Maltz Jupiter Theatre a half mile east of the motel, at the intersection of Indiantown Road & A-1-A,.

Pre-registration / Registration week of the event!
Please don't wait this long unless absolutely necessary. I need time to process your registration, print personal brevet cards, and have enough volunteer staff and equipment for the event. As a minimum, please send in a complete registration 24 hours prior to the event.

 


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