Florida “FUNDO” Bike Tour
Central Florida offers a nice variety of landscapes that you might not expect.
Central Florida is our latest offering for a cycling Fundo or Staycation. The area we have chosen offers a nice variety of landscapes that you wouldn’t normally associate as typical Florida. This four-day tour will ride out of the small town of Inverness each day.
Common to the area are horse farms, citrus groves, orchards, springs, rivers, lakes and an abundance of State Wildlife Forests. The nearby communities are connected with freshly-paved bike trails.
East and north of base camp offers rolling countryside and quiet roads. The Crystal River is a destination by bike one day. There, you can experience the gentle Manatees as they winter in the local waters by low impact paddle board or boat tours.
Lacoochee and Goethe State Forests offer hundred of miles of off-road bicycle trails that you may want to try after a short day of road riding. Homosassa Springs, Weeki Wachee Springs are both coastal villages to our west offering very low impact nature activities.
This 4-day riding and social event is designed for rider levels from Recreational to Intermediate levels. There will be one low cost of $595 per person for up to four days of riding. You will have all maps and GPS routing, van support at 7-15 mile intervals, mechanical support, energy drinks, riding snacks, and an occasional van ride for those who are tired. Guests will pay for their own rooms, their own meals and will be responsible for their transportation and bicycle shipment.
Included Events Highlights: Group Orientation Dinner and Cocktails on Evening One; Boat or Manatee tour; Unbelievable riding; Additional information for local attractions.
28 – 60 miles daily
Plan on arriving by car on January 29, 2021. If flying, please fly into Orlando airport. Pick up time is 1:30pm. Drop off time at Orlando Airport is 4:00pm.
Guests pay for their own meals on our Florida Fundo bike tour.
Florida Fundo Bike Tour participants pay for their own accommodations. Alternative accommodations possibilities include Holiday Inn Express, Quality Inn and several small B&Bs. Please call the office for details.
Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites of Inverness (903 E Gulf to Lake Hwy, Lecanto, FL 34461; 352-341-3515)
Alternative Housing: Quality Inn and several small B&Bs. Please call the office for details
- Maps and GPS routing
- Van Support at 7-15 mile intervals
- Mechanical support
- Energy drinks
- Riding Snacks
- Occasional van support for those who are tired
Included Event Highlights
Group orientation dinner and cocktails on evening one, boat or manatee tour, Unbelievable riding, additional information for local attractions.
January 29, 2021 – February 2, 2021
Friday – Tuesday
All rides will begin at Wallace Brooks Park, 328 E. Dampier St, with the goal of wheels turning at 8 am.
Short Ride 24 miles, 744 ft. Inverness – east side of Citrus Wildlife Refuge – Floral City – and Withlacooche State Trail
Medium Ride 41 miles, 1256 ft. Lecanto west side of Citrus Wildlife Refuge – Floral City – and Withlacooche State Trail
Long Ride 65 miles, 1868 ft. Lecanto – west side of Citrus Wildlife Refuge – Brooksville – and Withlacooche State Trail
Short Ride 34.2 miles, 679 ft. Withlacooche Trail, north – Hernando – Tsala Apopka Lake
Long Ride 63.1 miles, 1401 ft. Hernando – Dunnellon – Tsala Apopka Lake
Short Ride 28.8 miles, 548 ft. Hernando – Crystal River – boat with Manatees – van shuttle back to park
Long Ride 56.6 miles, 1193 ft. Hernando – Crystal River – boat with Manatees – Lecanto
Short Ride 26.6 miles, 509 ft. Withlacooche Trail – to Istachatta
Medium Ride 45.4 miles, 451 ft. Jumper Creek Wildlife Management area
Long Ride 51.7 miles, 562 ft. Jumper Creek Wildlife Management area – Flying Eagle Preserve