2016 Bicycle Festival Routes

Saturday - April 9, 2016

70 miles - Farm & River Ride - start at 7:30am

Cyclists will enjoy 70 miles of rural roadway as they travel east through Putnam and into St. Johns County. The route passes vast fields of cabbage, potatoes and sod as it rolls through East Palatka, Hastings, Elkton, and Molasses Junction. The route then turns to meet the St. Johns River using scenic State Route 13 back to Hastings. Finally cyclists will enjoy the newly paved segment of the Palatka - St. Augustine trail returning to Palatka.

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32 miles - Hasting Loop - start at 7:30am

This ride starts with a climb over the bridge and takes advantage of the new East Palatka section of the Palatka - St. Augustine Trail. The route passes by fields of cabbage and potatoes and up to scenic Federal Point and then turns towards Hastings. Cyclists will enjoy the lovely tree canopy of Barrel Factory Road and more farm country before returning to Palatka.

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Beginner's/Children's Trail Ride - up to 10 miles - start at 9am

This ride will start in East Palatka, thus avoiding the bridge. It is totally on the new East Palatka section of the Palatka - St. Augustine Trail and will have leaders. We are targeting new riders and children for this ride.

Sunday - April 10, 2016

103 miles - Century - start at 7:30am

This year our century runs from Palatka south through San Mateo, Pomona Park, Welaka, Georgetown and Crescent City before returning via Pomona Park, San Mateo and Hastings. Cyclists will enjoy scenic country roads as they travel past two state forests and too many lakes to count. We'll feature rest stops at Lake Broward and Lake Stella, along with several more to keep your bottles and spirits topped up as you tour beautiful Putnam County!

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66 miles - Metric Century - start at 7:30am

Our Metric Century follows a similar route as the full Century stopping at lovely Lake Broward before turning back towards the farms and fields of Hastings. Cyclists will finish their metric century along the newly completed East Palatka section of the Palatka - St. Augustine Trail.

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23 miles - Buckman Lock Tour - start at 7:30am

Looking for something more than just a bike ride? Then the Buckman Lock Tour might just be for you! After leaving the Palatka waterfront this tour rolls by two additional Bartram sites - Ravine Gardens and Spalding's Lower Store - before reaching the Buckman Lock. Upon arriving at Buckman, cyclists will be treated to a tour of the Lock and a well stocked rest stop before returning to Palatka. 

Those wanting even more history on their ride can take a beautiful 2 mile diversion through the Ravine Gardens State Park (the park entry fee is included in your registration) and visit the Waterworks/Puc Puggy Trail Bartram site.

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