FERNANDINA BEACH WEATHER

Endless Summer Watermelon Ride set for Sunday, Sept 9

North Florida Bicycle Club
Press Release
September 3, 2018  10:00 a.m.

Drivers on Amelia Island can expect to encounter small groups of cyclists on A1A/First Coast Highway, S. Fletcher Ave, and Atlantic Ave during the day on Sunday.

The annual Endless Summer Watermelon Ride, a large organized bicycle ride, is scheduled to start and finish at the Atlantic Recreation Center at 2500 Atlantic Ave, on Sunday, September 9th. This classic one-day event is sponsored by the North Florida Bicycle Club and includes fully-supported rides from 20 to 103 miles in length.

After the 7:30am start, riders will traverse Ft Clinch State Park, the waterfront area of downtown Fernandina Beach, then head south via Clinch Drive, the Amelia Island Parkway and A1A. Riders on the shorter 20 and 30-mile rides will turn around at Scott Rd and Amelia Island State Park, respectively, and return to the Recreation Center via A1A and S. Fletcher Ave. Riders with more energy and ambition (53, 77 and 103 milers) will continue south on their marked routes through the Talbot Islands State Parks with scenic ocean and marsh views, over the high Sister’s Creek Bridge, to Dames Point and Cedar Point Parks, and then return to the Atlantic Recreation Center. Seven staffed rest stops with fluids and snacks will be available and radio-equipped support vehicles will shadow the riders enroute.

Further information, maps and online registration are available at www.NFBC.US . On-site registration will be held from 12:30pm-4pm on Saturday Sept 8th, and from 6:30am to 8:15am on Sunday, Sept 9th, at the Recreation Center.

Drivers on Amelia Island can expect to encounter small groups of cyclists on A1A/First Coast Highway, S. Fletcher Ave, and Atlantic Ave during the day on Sunday. Please use caution when passing cyclists.

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