Custom design your own bike tour from Florida Caverns State Park to Port St. Joe
Location: Florida Caverns State Park, Marianna, FL
The Caverns to Coast Tour, Bike Florida’s 2015 spring ride, is headed to the Northwest Florida Panhandle for a taste of its rural routes and salt air. Reserve March 21-27, 2015 for some early season riding. With 1, 2, 5 and 7-day ride options this tour is designed to fit just about any travel schedule. Only three “move days” allow you to take a day off the bike to explore our host community.
The tours are designed for active recreational riders. Ride at your own speed, stop to explore or push hard till the days end. You get to choose how many miles and what speed to ride.
Tour cost include: rest stops (about every 15 miles), SAG (support and gear), indoor and outdoor camping, marked routs, maps, cue sheets, entertainment, first class showers, a beach party, end of ride party and quality vendors to take care of your bicycle, camping services or meal needs. This a great tour for the hard core cyclists looking to lay down some early season miles, or the first time tour rider inspired to take a new challenge.
Indoor and outdoor camping are the most popular accommodation options, although hotels are available. Indoor campers enjoy a local gymnasium while the outdoor campers enjoy the pleasures of being outside. The Dixie Grill will cater this year’s meal plan; breakfast and or dinner options are available. They have served thousands of cyclists over the years. Lunch is on your own; available at the numerous towns we ride to and through. No Sweat Shower Service will join us again. If you rode the 2012 tour you will recognize their high quality shower truck. Bubba’s Pampered Pedalers is available if you prefer a tent service. They set up your tent, deliver your luggage and provide a place to sit and visit with friends. Or try Captain Quarter’s Sherpa Service. They carry your gear but leave the set up process to you. Captain Quarter’s also provide a place to sit with friends. Fair Shot Coffee will be there with premium fair trade organic coffee. Smoothies and limited breakfast options as part of their service.
Looping out of Blountstown to Marianna then down to Port St. Joe before heading back to Blountstown offers riders the chance to experience some wonderful farmland before heading to the coast. Blountstown sits on the banks of the Apalachicola River; Marianna is home to Florida’s only public cave system. Port St. Joe offers welcome views of the bay and rides to the beach. Once discovered, you will come want to back to these communities time and again.
Join the fun on the 21st annual spring ride, the Caverns to Coast Tour. For complete details visit http://bikeflorida.org/2015-spring-tour/ or contact Ken@bikeflorida.org 352-224-8602.