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Tour of the Conch Republic Escape to the Keys

  • 30 Nov 2018
  • 7:30 AM
  • 02 Dec 2018
  • Starts at Homestead Speedway, ride to Key West

Registration IS OPEN on Active.com

The EBC partners with "Escape to the Keys Bicycle Festival" for one fun, "PARTY", 3 day bike ride to the beautiful Keys & Key West…


Come join the Ride Miami Cycling Club and Everglades Bicycle Club for an adventurous cycling weekend from Miami to Key West!  Starting at the Homestead Motor Speedway you will ride through scenic Card Sound Road and merge onto historic AIA.  In Key Largo the peloton turns on the Jimmy Buffett music and pedals south towards the Conch Republic of Key West.


Cost is $150, including Saturday Lunch at Dante's raw bar.   Transportation back to the start location is only $25.  More more information: Tour of the Conch Republic


The cost is a measly $75.  You are encouraged to sign up now to reserve your spot and to contact the designated hotels for a room. Chill out on a charter bus ride home for only $25.  Or get a ride back with family and friends.  If your friends want to tag along the way, $10 meal tickets are available. Space is limited so please act quickly.


Itinerary: (Kind-of sorta and definitely subject to change.  Hey, this is a laid back Keys trip!)

DAY 1: FRIDAY - December 5 th

7:30 AM Start from Homestead Motor Speedway to Hawks Cay (80 miles or so)


Address

Homestead-Miami Speedway

1 Speedway Boulevard, Homestead, FL
Homestead, FL 33032

  • Enjoy a breakfast of the world famous Knaus Berry Farms sticky buns at Roberts was Here
  • Restops including Robbies Marina (where you feed the tarpons)
  • SAG support
  • Lunch will be provided at the ride finish at Hawks Cay (Hotel pool side reception)
  • Dinner - 5 restaurants to choose from at Hawks Cay, ranging from a burger/bar dinner to an elegant restaurant.
  • After dinner Party (approx 8pm) - riders will gather poolside for some music, dancing and general camaraderie.

Hawks Cay Resort

Friday's ride will end at Hawks Cay. Two types of rooms have been blocked off for our ride and discounts are available using code "BIKE" when reserving. All rooms must pay an additional resort fee. The best bargain is to reserve a 2 bed/2 bath villa which sleeps 6, and share the costs!


Link for Hawks Cay

Copy and paste this link to go directly to the website for reservations. This link will NOT work on mobile devices. https://gc.synxis.com/rez.aspx?Hotel=26952&Chain=10237&template=MIAHC&shell=fMIAHC&arrive=12/5/2014&depart=12/6/2014&adult=1&child=0&group=Bike

DAY 2: SATURDAY - December 6th

7:30 AM Start from Hawks Cay to Key West (55 miles or so)

  • Rest Stops including Baby's Coffee
  • SAG Support
  • On entering Key West we will be receiving a police escort welcome into downtown Key West.
  • Pool side reception and happy hour at Dantes Raw Bar, where you can enjoy some yummy food, cold beverages, and music, before heading off to your hotel for the evening - YES!

Oh by the way...Saturday night will be the annual childrens Holiday Parade through downtown, so bring holiday spirit with you!

DAY 3: SUNDAY - December 7th

Sunday is a day to explore Key West on your own. RELAX...Ride the bike, walk through town, take a trolley, sightsee, or shop....maybe just sleep in. Transportation home will be at 2pm at Spanish Gardens. Bikes will be taken in a separate vehicle. Riders will be bussed home on a travel bus for an additional fee. Please be sure to reserve your ride home, if needed.

General Information

What does registration fee include? Breakfast stop on Friday morning (the world famous Knaus Berry Farms sticky buns). SAG support both days. Lunch/drinks upon arrival at Hawks Cay. Breakfast Saturday morning. 


Hotel Information

Thursday night: Ramada Inn, Homestead $59.95 Friday night: Hawks Cay, link above Saturday night: Spanish Gardens, or any hotel of your choosing in Key West. Spanish Gardens is the location of luggage drop off and bus pick up on Sunday.

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