This will be my 5th time riding to Key West to help fundraise for two wonderful charities which help children in need. The event is very challenging, starting off the first day with a 120 mile ride across the Florida Everglades, then 100 miles into the Florida Keys, and finally an easy 60 mile ride into Key West on the last day. While the ride is challenging, it also raises money for charities doing some great work.
Ft Myers Beach will come alive with up to 75 cyclists from Florida and beyond participating in the 280 mile, 3 day bike fest to tropical and sunny Key West, FL. With the Nations Finest Tropical Destination as its backdrop the 72 Hours To Key West Bike Fest will be a highlight on the 2019 road cycling calendar and a must do for all you avid cyclist.
Proceeds from the ride will be donated to benefit both the Tiny Hands Foundation and Starting Right Now organization. To learn more about these wonderful charities, please visit www.TinyHandsFoundation.org & http://startingrightnow.org.
Please Note: This ride consists of extreme distances and should only be attempted by experienced riders. All participants will be subject to a standard review by the event organizer to determine his/her ability to complete this ride.
For full event details go to our event website www.72HoursToKeyWest.com
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event? Yes, the minimum age is 18 to participate in this event. Registered riders must present a valid picture ID the morning of the event.
What speed does the group ride? We require that all riders be physically fit enough to maintain a minimum average speed of 16-18 mph throughout the duration of the ride, no matter the wind or weather conditions. Our SAG support is rolling and makes scheduled stops approximately every 25-35 miles. Those who can't maintain the minimum speed and who fall behind will be asked to forgo support for the remainder of the day or to jump inside the support vehicle to catch up with the rest of the group.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? Parking is complimentary for all registered riders at 2080 Main Street Ft Myers Beach, FL 33931. The parking lot is gated and secured, but parking will be at your own risk. Transportation is not provided to the start on the morning of November 14th. Most local hotels have shuttle options who with notice can transport your bike and gear to the start. Most local cab companies can also offer this same service for a nominal fee.
What can/can't I bring to the event? Due to limited space, each rider is allowed 1 bag. We also have limited space for travel bike cases, but please contact the organizers to confirm.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? Contact Kevin Bupp or Ron Favali @ Kevin@KevinBupp.com or Ron@Favali.net
Is my registration/ticket transferrable? Yes, registration is transferable but all transfers must be approved by organzier and must be made before the deadline date of September 30th.
Can I update my registration information? Yes Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No, but be sure to have valid ID present at check-in.
What is the refund policy? Sorry, there are no refunds and no deferments, but you can transfer your ticket to another person prior to the deadline of September 30th.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay? No, the name of the registered rider must match the ID of the rider.
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