Here is a list of events in which I am thinking of participating. Add
some of your own and let’s see if we can get a few people to do some of
January 10, 2009
FLO Orienteering tenative date. They will possibly have an O event on this date in Croom. If so, we should be there. www.floridaorienteering.org
January 25, 2009
6 Hours of El Lagarto in Lakeland where I plan to ride solo corp. and
pray I am able to finish without too much blood being spilled.
January 25, 2009
Florida Challenge Half-Marathon at Alafia State Park. For those not doing El Lagarto this is a great trail run as the course covers all the fun single track bike trails including Roller Coaster, Gatorback, and Moonscape. Dianne is planning to run this while I do El Lagarto.
February 14, 2009
Alachua Stomp. 30 hour adventure race at M.K. Rawlings Park in Alachua County. 10 hours each of trekking, paddling, and mountain biking.
February 21, 2009
12 Hours of Santos in Ocala, if I can actually ride those trails without
crashing every lap. www.sportsbaseonline.com
March 15, 2009
Squiggy Classic 6 hour Adventure Race at the Wilderness parks in Tampa
where Dianne and Craig will defeat the solo efforts of both Gazelle and
Capital City Cyclists Tour de Big Bend. A weekend double century. The routes will send riders through scenic Big Bend Florida. Riders receive breakfast, food stops, and an after ride meal. Only costs $60 for the entire weekend. www.cccyclists.org
March 28-30, 2009
First Annual Florida Coast to Coast XC Mountain Bike Challenge
Three days of riding the bike of your choice through the last remaining fragments of undeveloped land between Flagler Beach and YankeeTown. Traveling through state parks, wildlife management areas, the Carr Greenway, and possibly jumping fences onto private land. Each night will be spent in the best room available at the nearest Super8 motel. In room alcoholic beverages are provided. No support, bring your rain jacket, your sense of humor, and your appetite for adventure. **CANCELLED**
April 11, 2009
Croom Fool’s Run 50M/50K/15M in Croom of course. I think WeCeFar is going to move the Croom Quest date because of this race.
April 12, 2009
Croom Quest Multisport Challenge
Kayak, Mountain Bike, Run at Croom. An off-road triathlon for those that love the mixture of dirt and sweat. Both a long and short version are provided this year. www.wecefar.com
April 18, 2009
The Urban Mountain Bike Race and 2x Speed Trials.
Where: Downtown Lakeland, FL (East Iowa & Lemon)
April 25, 2009
Talon Adventure Race at Alafia State Park. Our old nemesis is back and after beating everyone at Squiggy, I might like to do it again at the Talon.
May 2, 2009
2nd Annual Georgia 12/6 hour mountain bike race – Endurance Point Series. Ft. Yargo State Park, Winder, Georgia.
May 3, 2009
Space Coast Freewheeler’s Cross Florida Bike Ride. Cocoa Beach to
Bayport. That sounds familiar. www.spacecoastfreewheelers.com
May 22-25, 2009
Florida Coast to Coast Adventure Race
I’m not sure of the date of if this organizer is planning an ’09 event. But since this race usually has 80 mile bike sections it will be good
August 16, 2009
Fool’s Gold 100/50 Mile Mountain Bike Race & Festival. Wow! I’ll need
to work on endurance and the ability to ride downhill without squealing.
November 10-14, 2009
La Ruta de los Conquistadores in San Jose, Costa Rica. Probably can’t
afford it or finish it but working toward a tough goal is great fun.